Top Gun: Maverick isn’t the only major American blockbuster to premiere at this year’s edition of the Cannes International Film Festival. Today, the festival confirmed that Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis, starring Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Olivia DeJonge, will be premiering at Cannes, and the stars and filmmakers will attend the premiere.
In a statement, the festival said that “The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley.
Dazzling filmmaker Baz Luhrmann made history at the Festival de Cannes by being the only director to show two feature films at the opening with Moulin Rouge! in 2001, which was running in competition, and The Great Gatsby in 2013. In 1992, he was a sensation at the 45th edition of the Festival with his first film Strictly Ballroom, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section.”
Elvis will premiere in theatres on June 24th, while international audiences will get to experience it two days earlier.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter