Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

Austin Butler gave his first look as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated musical drama, chronicling the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to stardom, in new trailer alongside Tom Hanks as his larger-than-life manager.

While the 30-year-old Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood star proved to be a dead ringer for the Burning Love hitmaker while performing some of the late legend’s iconic dance moves, Hanks, 65, narrated the preview. 

‘There are some who make me out to be the villain of this here story,’ the Oscar-winning actor, who portrays talent manager Colonel Tom Parker, ominously said as he spots his future client performing to a packed crowd.  

Hubba Hubba! Austin Butler gave his first look as Elvis Presleyin Baz Luhrmann's highly-anticipated musical drama, chronicling the King of Rock 'n' Roll's rise to stardom, in new trailer alongside Tom Hanks as his larger-than-life manager

Hubba Hubba! Austin Butler gave his first look as Elvis Presleyin Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated musical drama, chronicling the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to stardom, in new trailer alongside Tom Hanks as his larger-than-life manager

He continued: ‘Are you born with destiny? Or does it just come knocking at your door? At that moment I watched that skinny boy transform into a superhero. He was my destiny.’  

The teaser begins with Elvis looking nervous as he took the stage as he gets heckled by an audience member, who tells him to ‘get a haircut’ causing everyone to laugh. 

Unfazed by the taunt, the performer, who sported a pink and black jumpsuit, began shaking his hips and crooning, which left the crowd stunned. 

Role of a lifetime: Butler pictured above as Elvis Presley Legendary career: The Elvis Presley (seen) born in 1935 and passed a way at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977

Completely transformed: While the 30-year-old Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood star proved to be a dead ringer for the Burning Love hitmaker while performing some of the late legend’s iconic dance moves, Hanks, 65, narrated the preview

Spitting image: Hanks pictured above Colonel Tom Parker seen in 1970

‘There are some who make me out to be the villain of this here story,’ the Oscar-winning actor, who portrays talent manager Colonel Tom Parker, ominously said as he spots his future client performing to a packed crowd

Speaking to a young Presley, Parker approaches the icon-to-be with an offer to ‘promote’ him, if he’s ‘ready to fly’ as they ride a ferris wheel together.

‘I’m ready, ready to fly.’ Presley responds, before flashing to the future of the intense press attention he faced for his promiscuous dance moves in the Fifties. 

He seemingly becomes an overnight sensation after making his first television appearance, but becoming a public figure does not come without criticism.

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘I’m ready, ready to fly.’ Presley responds, before flashes of his controversies of his dance moves become a topic of conversation in the Fifties

Riding around: The Dutch-born musical entrepreneur helped turn Presley into one of the first rock superstars

Riding around: The Dutch-born musical entrepreneur helped turn Presley into one of the first rock superstars

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘Some people want to put me in jail, the way I was moving,’ Presley muttered. ‘I can’t move, I can’t sing’

Presley can also be seen battling trying to navigate his career in the wake of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X

Presley can also be seen battling trying to navigate his career in the wake of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X

Later, at 40, he voices his fear of being 40 and nobody remembering him

Later, at 40, he voices his fear of being 40 and nobody remembering him

‘Some people want to put me in jail, the way I was moving,’ Presley mutters to a friend, who snickers back: ‘They might put me in jail for walkin’ across the street, but you’re a famous white boy.’ 

His wife Priscilla tries to ease his nerves by timing him: ‘The way you sing is God-given. So there can’t be nothing wrong with it.’ 

Later, Presley can also be seen battling trying to navigate his career in the wake of the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X. 

A hit: Butler looked just like Elvis as he sang into a microphone as hundreds of women stretched out their hands to him

A hit: Butler looked just like Elvis as he sang into a microphone as hundreds of women stretched out their hands to him

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘I need to get back to who I really am. This could all be over in a flash,’ he said of wanting to return to singing gospel music

Coming soon: Elvis will be released in theaters this summer on date June 24, 2022

Coming soon: Elvis will be released in theaters this summer on date June 24, 2022

He gets in a disagreement with Parker, who says the tragedies have ‘nothing’ to do with them.

Multi-talented: In addition to his career as a singer, Presley starred in 33 successful films

Multi-talented: In addition to his career as a singer, Presley starred in 33 successful films

‘It has everything to do with us,’ fires back his client, who ended up writing the song If I Can Dream in response to the devastating killings, which deeply affected him. 

Presley also voices his fear of being 40 and not being remembered by the world.

Rocking out: Butler nailed his character's signature dance moves

Rocking out: Butler nailed his character’s signature dance moves

Star power: Presley rose to fame in the mid-1950s and went on to become one of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll history

Star power: Presley rose to fame in the mid-1950s and went on to become one of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll history

Incredible: In December, Luhrmann had nothing but praise for Butler as he weighed in on his portrayal of Presley for the first time

Incredible: In December, Luhrmann had nothing but praise for Butler as he weighed in on his portrayal of Presley for the first time

Impressive: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 59-year-old said he was very impressed with Butler's portrayal of the legendary singer and feels like his performance will put him on the map

Impressive: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 59-year-old said he was very impressed with Butler’s portrayal of the legendary singer and feels like his performance will put him on the map

‘I need to get back to who I really am. This could all be over in a flash,’ he said of wanting to return to singing gospel music and get back into his roots. 

Elvis will be released in theaters this summer on date June 24, 2022. 

In December, Luhrmann had nothing but praise for Butler as he weighed in on his portrayal of Presley for the first time. 

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘I’m not going to make Austin anything,’ he said when asked if the film would turn him into a mega star. ‘Austin is going to make himself a superstar, he is phenomenal in the movie’

Handsome: He was known for his jet-black hair color

Handsome: He was known for his jet-black hair color

Wowing his director: Earlier in the month, the director took to Twitter to unveil the brief sneak peek, which offered the first, brief glimpse of Butler in the role

Wowing his director: Earlier in the month, the director took to Twitter to unveil the brief sneak peek, which offered the first, brief glimpse of Butler in the role

Dead ringer: While the sneak peek didn't offer a look at Butler's face, the actor was seen sporting some of Elvis' iconic looks throughout the years

Dead ringer: While the sneak peek didn’t offer a look at Butler’s face, the actor was seen sporting some of Elvis’ iconic looks throughout the years

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 59-year-old said he was very impressed with Butler’s portrayal of the legendary singer and feels like his performance will put him on the map.

‘I’m not going to make Austin anything,’ he said when asked if the film would turn him into a mega star.

‘Austin is going to make himself a superstar, he is phenomenal in the movie.’ 

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘Elvis Monday. Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022,’ Luhrmann said with the hashtags #Elvis #TCB

The video begins with a shot of Elvis standing alone in the midst of what looks like a carnival, as a man behind him approaches in a cowboy hat, which may very well be Tom Hanks' character, Elvis' longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.

The video begins with a shot of Elvis standing alone in the midst of what looks like a carnival, as a man behind him approaches in a cowboy hat, which may very well be Tom Hanks’ character, Elvis’ longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker.

He's got the moves: The video begins with a shot of Elvis standing alone in the midst of what looks like a carnival, as a man behind him approaches in a cowboy hat, which is Elvis' longtime manager

He’s got the moves: The video begins with a shot of Elvis standing alone in the midst of what looks like a carnival, as a man behind him approaches in a cowboy hat, which is Elvis’ longtime manager

‘I don’t usually say anything about the performances in my movies but he is phenomenal.’

Earlier in the month, the director took to Twitter to unveil the brief sneak peek, which offered the first, brief glimpse of Butler in the role.

While the sneak peek didn’t offer a look at Butler’s face, the actor was seen sporting some of Elvis’ iconic looks throughout the years.

Iconic: He's then seen walking around backstage in his classic black leather jacket, while the final shot shows him walking in another classic Elvis look, his white jumpsuit

Iconic: He’s then seen walking around backstage in his classic black leather jacket, while the final shot shows him walking in another classic Elvis look, his white jumpsuit

He's then seen walking around backstage in his classic black leather jacket, while the final shot shows him walking in another classic Elvis look, his white jumpsuit

He’s then seen walking around backstage in his classic black leather jacket, while the final shot shows him walking in another classic Elvis look, his white jumpsuit

‘Elvis Monday. Made a little something to let you good people know we are taking care of business on June 24, 2022,’ Luhrmann said with the hashtags #Elvis #TCB.

The video begins with a shot of Elvis standing alone in the midst of what looks like a carnival, as a man behind him approaches in a cowboy hat, which is Elvis’ longtime manager.

He’s then seen walking around backstage in his classic black leather jacket, while the final shot shows him walking in another classic Elvis look, his white jumpsuit.

The video then featured Elvis’ iconic TCB – Taking Care of Business logo, which was the name of his band.

The video then featured Elvis' iconic TCB - Taking Care of Business logo, which was the name of his band

The video then featured Elvis’ iconic TCB – Taking Care of Business logo, which was the name of his band

During an interview with The Wrap, Luhrmann talked about how 'trailers are doors that open up onto a movie'

During an interview with The Wrap, Luhrmann talked about how ‘trailers are doors that open up onto a movie’

A lot of pressure: Butler has also been open about having 'huge shoes to fill' to play Presley, after getting cast four years at 26

A lot of pressure: Butler has also been open about having ‘huge shoes to fill’ to play Presley, after getting cast four years at 26

During an interview with The Wrap, Luhrmann talked about how ‘trailers are doors that open up onto a movie.’

Butler has also been open about having ‘huge shoes to fill’ to play Presley, after getting cast four years at 26. 

‘When I began the process of this, I wanted to get my voice to sound identical to his,’ Butler explained.

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘When I began the process of this, I wanted to get my voice to sound identical to his,’ Butler explained

Austin Butler is all shook up as Elvis Presley alongside Tom Hanks as his manager in biopic trailer

‘I think I had a long time to study,’ Butler said of how he studied the singer’s performances and films ahead of filming. ‘We had about six months before I was cast just to play. I watched as much as I could, over and over and over’

While the young version of Butler sings alone on the track as he gets older in the film his vocals are blended with Elvis’.

‘I think I had a long time to study,’ Butler said of how he studied the singer’s performances and films ahead of filming. ‘We had about six months before I was cast just to play. I watched as much as I could, over and over and over.’ 

The pair worked hard on humanizing Elvis, who Luhrmann said was ‘wildly provocative’ and ‘strange’ looking, at times.

Happy couple: He is currently dating the supermodel daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, 20; pictured together on Wednesday in New York City

Happy couple: He is currently dating the supermodel daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, 20; pictured together on Wednesday in New York City

Going strong: He and the Vogue cover girl were first romantically linked in December following her split from  Euphoria star Jacob Elordi

Going strong: He and the Vogue cover girl were first romantically linked in December following her split from  Euphoria star Jacob Elordi

In order to do this, Butler pretty much only consumed content about the singer, according to Movie Maker. 

‘When I first started, it really felt like when you’re a kid, and you put on your father’s suit, and the sleeves are much too long, and the shoes are like boats on your feet,’ says the Anaheim, California-born actor. ‘At the beginning, I thought, this is impossible. You know, how could I possibly do anything but feel like I’m less than this superhuman individual? And then as time passed, at least for me, I started to feel like I grew into it. And suddenly, I felt his humanity more.’

Butler adds: ‘Baz also directs in a way that we tried so much. So we had tapes where it was just purely for getting every finger to be in the exact same way that he moved. And then some we would just throw it away and allow just visceral life to come.’

He is currently dating the supermodel daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, 20. 

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