The long-awaited premiere of Baz Luhrmann elvis The biopic took place this Wednesday at the Cannes Film Festival. A film about the life and career of the king of rock and roll has already impressed the audience and the ex-wife of the musician Priscilla Presley , but the opinions of journalists were far from ambiguous. The musical, scheduled for its world premiere on June 23, has cost Warner Bros. at least $200 million. Unsurprisingly, the box-office project was awarded a 12-minute standing ovation in the finale and the entertainment website. Deadline is confident that its success at the festival was a record 2022.
However, critic David Ehrlich called the film “utterly deranged” and “an extremely terrifying 159-minute spectacle”. At the same time, the cult artist’s family applauded the director’s aspirations, and the composer’s daughter Lisa Marie Presley called the film “a thoughtful reflection on her father’s life and legacy.” Among the fans of the biopic was Guillermo del Toro, who received an Oscar for the play The Shape of Water:
The huge Cannes screening with a glittering red carpet premiere marked the start of the film’s massive promotions. In part, Baz’s creation will be a test of how willing audiences are to return to theaters for a big-budget Hollywood-style spectacle (albeit made in Australia), especially when it doesn’t feature Tom Cruise or superheroes. (Even though Luhrmann’s movie makes us realize Elvis is some kind of new musical superhero).
The premiere was attended by real faces and star collaborators in the biopic: Austin Butler, who plays Elvis, Tom Hanks, who played Elvis’ manager, “Colonel Tom Parker”; Olivia Deljong, who plays Elvis’ wife, Priscilla Presley. play the role, Priscilla herself and Elvis’s longtime mentor, Jerry Schilling. The ex-wife and Schilling have been active in several recent Elvis projects, such as the HBO documentary of the same name. However, they remain as producers of the adapted story. are not listed, which opens your eyes to the other side of the stage star’s life.