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Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Movie Just Got Some Major Praise From Priscilla Presley

Whenever there’s a high profile biopic that comes out, it’s not unique for the family of the subject to speak out about said movie or television show. Famously, 2019’s Best Picture winner Green Book was slammed by Dr. Donald Shirley’s family, and Nina Simone’s daughter Lisa was unhappy with 2016’s Nina, which had Zoe Saldaña portraying the singer. With Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis just two months away, we’ve finally heard word from the late King of Rock and Roll’s ex-wife Priscilla Presley. 

Priscilla Presley met Elvis in 1959 and married him in 1967. They divorced in 1973, but their daughter Lisa Marie Presley remained a connective tissue in their lives until Elvis’ death in 1977. Priscilla took to her Facebook page to share her thoughts on Elvis, and she sounds pleased with the upcoming 2022 movie

For those curious about the new film ELVIS, Baz Luhrmann, the director, provided a private screening for me and Jerry Schilling at Warner studios recently. This story is about Elvis and Colonel Parker’s relationship. It is a true story told brilliantly and creatively that only Baz, in his unique artistic way, could have delivered. Austin Butler, who played Elvis, is outstanding. Halfway through the film Jerry and I looked at each other and said WOW!!! Bravo to him…he knew he had big shoes to fill. He was extremely nervous playing this part. I can only imagine. Tom Hanks was Col Parker in this film. What a character he was. There was two sides to Colonel, Jerry and I witnessed both. The story, as we all know, does not have a happy ending. But I think you will understand a little bit more of Elvis’ journey, penned by a director who put his heart and soul and many hours into this film.


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