Austin Butler is taking over the position of a lifetime as the “King of Rock and Roll.” The 30-year-old portrays Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic about the legendary singer, which is about to hit theaters June 24. On Feb. 17, Warner Bros. launched the film’s trailer with Butler utterly reworked as a charismatic Presley. From the appears of it, the actor appears to have the rock ‘n roll legend down pat — from his well-known dance strikes and funky demeanor to his iconic voice.

Though it will certainly be Butler’s largest film position but, he is been in the highlight for fairly a while now. He bought his begin showing on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel exhibits like “Zoey 101” and “Wizards of Waverly Place” earlier than he landed a starring position on Freeform’s “Switched at Birth.” He’s additionally well-known for taking part in Sebastian Kydd on The CW’s “Sex and the City” prequel collection, “The Carrie Diaries.” The actor additionally starred as notorious Manson cult member Charles “Tex” Watson in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” in 2019.

Butler was chosen out of 5 large names for the position of Presley, together with singer Harry Styles, “West Side Story” star Ansel Elgort, Aaron Taylor-Johnson from “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and Miles Teller, recognized for his roles in “Divergent” and “Fantastic Four.”

In addition to Butler’s Presley, Tom Hanks performs the late icon’s expertise supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker; Olivia DeJonge portrays Priscilla Presley; and Kelvin Harrison Jr. stars as B.B. King. “Elvis” will concentrate on the well-known singer’s rise to fame below the thumb of his controlling supervisor, in addition to his fascinating music that gained reputation amid America’s ever-changing cultural panorama.

I, for one, cannot wait till the movie is lastly right here as a result of it appears prefer it simply may do Presley’s legacy justice — particularly with the assist of the singer’s ex-wife, who just lately attended the Met Gala with Butler. If the cinematic film trailer is not sufficient proof, get a better take a look at the placing resemblance between Butler and Presley forward.

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