The Elvis movie has been one of the highly hyped projects in 2022. In fact, the netizens made this movie one of the most highly discussed topics on the internet. However, for those who do not know, let me inform you that it is a biographical pic which portrays the life of Elvis Presley. Presley was one of the most iconic actors and rock n’ roll singers in the US.
In fact, Elvis is regarded as the “King of Rock and Roll”. This highly influential personality went on to become one of the greatest cultural icons of the twentieth century. After his death, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In fact, Presley is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 500 million records globally. Therefore, a film based on his life is bound to be a success. Therefore, if you wish to know more about the film, then this article is the perfect stop for you.
A Begining Note
Though the film made its debut in 2022, the plan to create a movie about Presley was there for a long time. As early as 2014, the announcement about such a film first hit the market. In fact, Baz Luhrmann was set to direct it. However, the project did not see the light of reality at that time.
Then came the year 2019, when Tom Hanks joined the team and the project received a much-needed boost. Austin Butler joined the team as the film’s lead actor. In January 2020 the film crew reached Australia and the shooting began, only to stop in the month of March as Hanks contacted COVID-19. After a long gap, the filming resumed in September, ending in March 2021.
The Premiere And Success
The developers chose the Cannes Film Festival to premiere Elvis on the 25th of May 2022. Warner Bros. Pictures released the biopic on 23rd June in Australia and on 24th June in the US. From a commercial point of view, the film was a great success. It was built on a budget of around $85 million. However, after its release, it grossed around $287 million on a global basis.
Most things about the film like the direction, costume design, cinematography and runtime received high praise from critics and audiences around the globe. However, special mention must be made of Butler’s performance. In fact, the film made an entry into the list of ten best films of 2022 by the American Film Institute. Moreover, at the 95th Academy Awards, the film received eight award nominations. It also went on to gather three Golden Globe nominations, winning one. At the British Academy Film Awards, the film bagged four out of five nominated awards.
A film like Elvis is a must-watch one. The response that the film garnered shows how worthy the film is. In fact, the Presley family also widely praised the film’s portrayal of Elvis Presley. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your Popcorn bucket and tune the film on.