Good news! It has finally been confirmed when the Elvis biopic will debut on HBO’s streaming service. The film was one of the most acclaimed of the year and it looks like it already has several Oscar nominations up its sleeve. Here we tell you everything you need to know about the arrival of the hit that broke the global box office.
Baz Luhrmannit is Elvis marked a before and after in the film industry. The biopic of king of rock shattered all expectations by becoming the second highest-grossing musical biopic at the global box office.
Millions of fans flocked to movie theaters around the world to make it happen. It grossed $271.5 million against its $85 million budget. This is not the first time that a production of this format has gone off the beaten track. We have already seen it with Bohemian Rhapsodyfeaturing Rami Malik.
Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge have played Elvis, Colonel Tom Paker and the iconic Priscilla Presley on the big screen. The Golden Uncle and the entire crew received a 12-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival and are rumored to be heading for major Oscar nominations.
When does ‘Elvis’ debut on HBO Max?
The movie Elviswhich gives us a glimpse into the life of the king of rock, one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century, arrives on HBO Max September 2. The story will debut for the first time on a streaming platform since its theatrical release in theaters nationwide over a month ago.
Luhrmann’s work as a director, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jeremy Donner and produced with Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, once again demonstrated the greatness of well-crafted biopics. It depicts the rise of power in a rather turbulent cultural context, where we see the loss of innocence in America and the king of rock trying to make his way in the music industry.
During an interview with Collider, the director confessed he had a four-hour cut of the film. When asked if it was something he was proud to show off or if it was just like an assembly cut, Baz added:
“It’s a montage. It’s a different kind of film. I wanted to make a film for the theatre, right? I make theatrical films. My mission is to make a film that is not a franchise movie. All due respect to franchise movies by the way. I love my Batman. But I want to make a movie that crosses generations, will come that’s not a franchise and sit in a dark room with strangers and commune in a vast American story, a vast American opera That’s what I hope it will be and that’s what I’m fighting for, is to try to bring audiences of all types in the theatre”.