On Thursday morning, Warner Bros. released the 3-minute first trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s latest directorial effort and music biopic, Elvis. The film is scheduled for a summer release on June 24.
The film chronicles the life of Elvis Presley, from his humble beginnings to his meteoric rise to superstardom as the King of Rock & Roll.
The film stars Austin Butler as the titular icon, who will also be doing his own singing in the role. Tom Hanks also stars as Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film’s cast also includes Olivia DeJonge, Kodi Smit-McPhee, David Wenham, Dacre Montgomery and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Elvis will mark the first feature-length film Baz Lurhmann has helmed since his Oscar-winning adaptation of The Great Gatsby. In the time between then he has directed a short-film, ERDEM x H&M: The Secret Life of Flowers, and one episode of Netflix’s The Get Down. Elvis is certainly poised to be a step back into familiar territory for the director. Filled with promising performances and a style reminiscent of his previous works, Luhrmann’s upcoming project is likely to leave an impression.
Watch the official trailer for Elvis below: