Austin Butler transforms into the King of Rock and Roll in Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming biopic of Elvis Presley. The new “Elvis” trailer, released May 23, previews the way Luhrmann will put his iconic, over-the-top spin on the classic tale. The clip also spotlights some key players in Presley’s story, including Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Kelvin Harrison Jr. as B.B. King, and Tom Hanks as Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Per Deadline, Luhrmann announced Butler as his Presley back in 2019. Of his dazzling role, Butler told The Hollywood Reporter that he prepped for the movie by first working on his Presley voice. “When I began the process, I set out to get my voice to be identical,” he said. “That instills fear. So that got the fire burning. For a year before we started shooting, I was doing voice coaching.” Luhrmann also clarified what we’ll hear of the legendary singer’s voice in the movie, which features Butler’s voice for a young Presley and a blend of his voice and Presley’s voice when the character ages.

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