Despite being one of the most best-selling recording artists and box office draws of all time, Elvis has only been the subject of TV miniseries until now. Both the 1979 and 2005 versions were critically acclaimed and highly rated, but Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic is the King's first journey to the big screen.
Former Disney Channel star Austin Butler has already earned raves for his performance as the rock icon. Tom Hanks dons a distracting fat suit and Dutch accent to play Elvis' shady manager Colonel Tom Parker. Whether the film will rise above the glut of recent musician biopics remains to be seen. But Australian director Baz Luhrmann does seem like the right filmmaker to bring such a larger-than-life figure to the screen. While he hasn't reached the heights of his magnum opus Moulin Rouge! in the last 20 years, he continues to take big swings.
The film's soundtrack includes recordings by Butler, new songs by Doja Cat, Eminem and Swae Lee. And of course songs by Elvis himself.
Elvis arrives in theaters Friday, June 24. The soundtrack remains undated. Check out the trailer below.