Watch our interviews with the cast, crew and special guests below!
Over the weekend, the cast and crew of ELVIS took to the red carpet at the State Theatre for the films Sydney premiere. We spoke to Austin Butler, Schuyler Weiss, Xavier Samuel, Adam Dunn, Kate Mulvany and more guests about all things ELVIS.
With the legendary musicians back-catalogue of beloved tracks featured in the film, ELVIS will document the artists life throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the musicians relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, and adoring audience. Brought to life by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrman,, the film also serves as a celebration of the the ongoing influence and impact Presley continues to have on music to this day, whilst also highlighting his talented band and wide array of musical influences.
Over the past few months, we've been treated to moments from the films soundtrack with Doja Cat's Hound Dog-infused Vegas and Swae Lee and Diplo's Tupelo Shuffle, which nods to Presley, Lee and Diplo's shared hometown, Tupelo, Mississippi. Italian rock group Måneskin‘s cover of If I Can Dream features throught the films promotional material, with director Baz Luhrmann and Warner Bros. Pictures recently revealing the star-studded line up of musicians who have lent their talents to the films official soundtrack.
Global icon Stevie Nicks, Australian luminaries Tame Impala and 15 x GRAMMY Award winning rapper Eminem lead the eclectic list, rounded out by Ann Nesby, Chris Isaak, Denzel Curry, Ceelo Green, Jack White, Jazmine Sullivan, Kacey Musgraves, Nardo Wick, Paravi, PNAU, Swae Lee, Diplo and Yola. The soundtrack will also feature recordings from cast members Austin Butler, Alton Mason, Gary Clark Jr. and Shonka Dukureh, who play Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup and Big Mama Thornton respectively, as well as Lenesha Randolph, Kodi-Smit McPhee and Les Greene. Whilst the track list has yet to be revealed, the soundtrack will also include original recordings from Presley and the late Rufus Thomas.
Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos
ELVIS is in cinemas June 22!