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Riley Keough on “Special and Overwhelming” Journey of Supporting ‘Elvis’ With the Presley Family

In early May, ahead of the film’s splashy premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis received an endorsement of the highest order when Priscilla Presley took to social media to share her reaction upon seeing it. “Beautifully done,” posted Priscilla, praising Luhrmann, Austin Butler who toplines as the King, Tom Hanks as his […]

Creating Costumes for ‘Elvis’ That “Exaggerate the Wiggle”

For Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, creating the looks for the new biopic Elvis came down to sexuality, the swerve of a hip, and a little bit of shake, rattle and roll. She says of working with director Baz Luhrmann, her husband and longtime collaborator: “Baz wanted to make sure contemporary audiences could connect to […]

Box Office: ‘Elvis’ Earns $3.5M in Previews; ‘Black Phone’ Rings Up $3M

Warner Bros.’ biopic Elvis — starring Austin Butler as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — started off its domestic box office run with $3.5 million in Thursday previews. Blumhouse and Universal’s latest horror offering, The Black Phone, also began opening Thursday and wasn’t far behind Elvis, ringing up $3 million in previews (horror is […]

Austin Butler Says He Was “Rushed to Hospital” After Filming ‘Elvis’ Biopic

When Austin Butler wrapped filming Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic, he quickly learned how much the role took a toll on him physically. In an interview with GQ published Wednesday, the actor, who portrays the late musical icon in the upcoming film, revealed that after filming finished, he was immediately “rushed to the hospital” after waking up in […]

Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’: Film Review | Cannes 2022

The King of Rock and Roll gets suitably electrified biopic treatment in this kinetic vision of his life and career through the eyes of the financial abuser who controlled him.

Lisa Marie Presley Reacts to “Spectacular” ‘Elvis’ Biopic: “It Breaks My Heart That My Son Isn’t Here to See it”

Lisa Marie Presley took to Twitter this weekend to continue reflecting on the loss of her son Benjamin Keough, who died nearly two years ago. Presley also shared her appreciation for Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis, which chronicles the life of her father, Elvis Presley — and the immense disappointment that her son will never get […]

Priscilla Presley Praises “Outstanding” ‘Elvis’ Star Austin Butler: “He Had Big Shoes to Fill”

Priscilla Presley is offering her thoughts on the upcoming film about late ex-husband Elvis Presley after attending a private screening. Presley, 76, took to Facebook on Friday to share her praise for director Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, which premieres at Cannes Film Festival next month ahead of Warner Bros. releasing the movie theatrically on June 24. The […]

Dwayne Johnson Electrifies CinemaCon as Warner Bros. Debuts ‘Black Adam,’ ‘Wonka,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Elvis’ Footage

Warner Bros. came to Las Vegas’ CinemaCon to put on a show, and delivered by relying on a parade of stars, from Dwayne Johnson (crowned Entertainment Icon of the Decade) to an animated Baz Luhrmann, as well as some of its biggest upcoming films, including Black Adam. “Black Adam is one of the things in […]

Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin List Epic Stuyvesant Square Townhouse

About four years after Australian showbiz power couple Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin had their “artfully curated” Manhattan townhouse photographed for Elle Decor, the frequent creative and professional collaborators have hoisted the flamboyantly appointed Stuyvesant Square residence onto the market with an asking price so close to $20 million that it might as well be […]

Predicting Cannes: 20 Films That Might Make the Cut

With the 2022 edition of the Berlinale having drawn to a close and — due to its omicron-impacted, scaled-back nature — perhaps not providing the sort of film fest buzz many had hoped for, eyes are now turning towards Cannes as an opportunity to finally fire up the all-star, post-pandemic big guns. Organizers are currently […]

‘Elvis’ Trailer: Yes, That Is Austin Butler Singing in Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic About the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll

The first trailer for Elvis has arrived, and yes, that really is star Austin Butler singing in the Presley role. Prior to the trailer’s release, Butler and filmmaker Baz Luhrmann pulled back the curtain and discussed their work on the glitzy and intense biographical musical during a virtual press conference. The director made it clear […]

Jamie Kennedy Says His Black Eye in ‘Romeo + Juliet’ Was Real

"It's a long story," says the comic-actor of fearing he would lose his first sizable role in a major film.