The only child of the king of rock and roll, Lisa Marie Presley, is giving her stamp to a new biographical film about Elvis by director Baz Luhrmann.
In a post on Instagram on Friday, ex-wife of rock icon Priscilla Presley wrote that her daughter couldn’t be happier with the way the film turned out, and that she likes the final results after seeing it during a special screening.
‘I saw Elvis in the film, I watched the trailer more than ten times,’ began Priscilla, 76, in the title next to the film’s trailer.
‘But the words I heard from my daughter about how much she loved the film and that [her daughter] Riley [Keough] she will love him even when she sees that she has caused tears. ‘
Emotional: Priscilla Presley (left) says the feedback she received from her daughter Lisa Marie Presley (right) about how much she loves the new biographical film about Elvis has brought her to tears
King: Austin Butler, 30, plays Elvis Presley in Bahr Luhrmann’s new biopic, which hits theaters in June
Touched by the story, which focuses on Elvis Presley and his relationship with his manager, Colonel Parker, Priscilla said that ‘lived every moment in this movie ‘and it took me’ a few days to overcome emotions like it was with Lisa. ‘
She then praised director Luhrmann as well as the film’s three main stars: Tom Hanks, who plays Parker, Austin Butler, who plays Elvis, and Olivia DeJonge, who plays Priscilla herself, before calling the project ‘beautifully done’.
Overwhelmed by emotions: Priscilla says it took her and her daughter ‘a few days to overcome emotions’ after watching the upcoming biographical film
Premise: The film depicts Presley’s life and career from his early days as a child growing up in Mississippi to his rise as a rock and roll icon and movie star
Assumption: The story also focuses on Elvis’ complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks (pictured) in a biographical film
After watching a biographical film about Elvis during a special screening late last month, Priscilla is thrilled with Luhrmann’s vision and performance of Austin Butler as the king of rock and roll, with whom she has been married for just over six years.
The film depicts Presley’s life and career from his early days growing up in Mississippi to his rise as a rock and roll icon and movie star, along with his complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
‘This story is about the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could perform. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is extraordinary, ‘the now 76-year-old wrote.
High praise: Priscilla praised director Baz Luhrmann, along with lead star Austin Butler, Ton Hanks and Olivia DeJonge: ‘Beautifully done’
Her attitude: ‘This story is about the relationship between Elvis and Colonel Parker. It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could perform. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is extraordinary, ‘Priscilla said last month
Coming this summer: a new biographical film about Elvis is set to hit theaters in the United States on June 24, 2022, and will then appear on HBO Max 45 days later
‘Halfway through Jerry [Schilling] and I looked at myself and said WOW !!! Well done to him… he knew he had big shoes to refill. He was extremely nervous playing this role. I can only imagine. ‘
She continued: ‘Tom Hanks was Col Parker in this film. What a character he was. There were two sides to the colonel, Jerry and I witnessed both. The story, as we all know, has no happy ending. But I think you’ll understand a little more about Elvis ‘journey, written by a director who put his heart and soul into this film and many hours.’
Fans first saw Butler, 30, as Elvis in the first trailer released in February.
The new biographical film about Elvis will have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2022, which will run from 17 to 28 May.
It is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on June 24, 2022, and then on HBO Max 45 days later.
What they were like: Priscilla was married to Elvis for six years, from 1967 to 1973; Priscilla and Lisa Marie are pictured with Elvis in 1970
Thumbs up: Lisa Marie told her mother she thinks her daughter Riley Keough will like the Elvis movie; mother and daughter pictured in october 2017