The Elvis Presley biopic is due to hit cinemas at the end of the month and although Baz Luhrmann’s lavish movie has received mixed reviews, the critics have hailed Austin Butler’s performance. The 30-year-old rising star even has the backing of The King’s ex-wife Priscilla and their daughter Lisa Marie Presley.
In a long and emotional Instagram post having seen the film, the latter wrote: “Austin Butler channelled and embodied my father’s heart and soul beautifully. In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)”
Now an exclusive clip from the Elvis movie has been shared online, featuring Butler’s King singing Trouble back in the late 1950s.
Butler explained: “When I began the process, I set out to get my voice to be identical. That instils fear. So that got the fire burning. For a year before we started shooting, I was doing voice coaching I watched as much as I could, over and over,” Butler said of studying the abundance of Presley’s films and concerts. I feel such a responsibility to Elvis and to [ex-wife] Priscilla and [daughter] Lisa Marie, and all the people around the world who love him so much.”
Elvis hits cinemas on June 24, 2022.