The production of director Baz Luhrmann’s untitled movie about Elvis Presly will restart at the end of September. The Warner Bros-backed film was postponed in advanced stages of pre-production in March due to an ongoing pandemic. However, Tom Hanks (who’s the co-star in the movie) is back with his wife in Australia and ready for the new pictures.
“Taking Care of Business”
Even though such a long and unpredicted postponing had to take place, the director is happy that, just like Elvis liked to say, they are “taking care of business.” Austin Butler and everyone from the cast and crew welcomed Tom Hanks and hope they will be able to finish the job.
More About the Upcoming Elvis Movie
The biographical drama film about Elvis Presley is written and directed by Baz Luhrmann, with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks starring. The drama is co-produced by Warner Bros.
The name Elvis is not officially confirmed as the new movie’s title, but it’s scheduled to be released on November 5th, 2021. The original release was set to October 1, 2021, but it had to be pushed back, with The Batman taking its slot.
The project was first announced in April 2014, but no further development on the film was announced until Tom Hanks was cast in the role of Colonel Tom Parker in March 2019. Another announcement was made in July with Austin Butler winning the role of Elvis Presley and beating the competition of Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Harry Styles.
The viewers will see Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Luke Bracey as Jerry Schilling, Dacre Montgomery as Steve Binder, Helen Thomson as Gladys Presley, Richard Roxburgh as Vernon Presley, and many others.
The Elvis production has taken several floors of a Broadbeach hotel, and the Queensland state is committed to providing local financial incentives to the film, which the government says will employ 900 people and inject around $75 million into the local economy.