Austin Butler’s early test footage reveals actor’s singing abilities

Austin Butler's early test footage reveals actor's singing abilities

Baz Luhrmann, Director Moulin Rouge And the great Gatsby, A new Elvis biopic is coming to theaters later this month, and the film has a seal of approval from the late icon’s family. elvis Being released by Warner Bros. More Features Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker. Earlier this year, the first trailer for the upcoming film was released, and Elvis’ ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, recently revealed on Facebook that she’s seen the film. Today, Elvis’ granddaughter, Riley Keough, took to Instagram to share a video of Butler testing for the role.

“One of the most remarkable parts for me about @elvismovie that people might not know (because they did such a great job) is that @austinbutler is singing all the early Elvis vocals himself. @bazluhrmann posted this clip today for beginners shared from the screen Testing of Austin which I wanted to repost because what he was able to do is so beautiful,” Keough wrote. You can watch the video below:

elvis “Explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), viewed through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks),” reads the synopsis from Warner Bros. Presley and Parker span more than 20 years, from Presley’s rise to his unprecedented stardom, against a backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. At the center of that journey is one of the most important and influential people in Elvis’ life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJong).

Luhrmann previously explained, “I love biopics, but it’s not really a biopic, is it? It’s really, to me, about America in the 50s and 60s and 70s.” “And if you want to talk about America in the 50s and 60s and 70s at the center of culture, there’s a statistic, for the good, the bad and the ugly. [like] Elvis Presley. like how Shakespeare takes a historical figure like a king and explores a larger theme, or amadeus It’s not really about Mozart when you learn a lot about Mozart, it’s about jealousy. The film is about America in those three eras – Elvis the Rebel, Elvis the highest paid actor in Hollywood, and Elvis the living legend, the icon trapped in that hotel 10 minutes from here, named Colonel Tom Parker. by one person.”

elvis Opens in theaters on June 24.

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