Riley Keough, the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, took the stage during the MTV Movie & TV Awards on Sunday to present a teaser for the upcoming Baz Luhrmann biopic about the legendary performer. “In 1954, a young man from Mississippi walked into sun records and change music forever. That man was my grandfather. And though I never got the chance to meet him, I grew up in a world that had been profoundly shaped by his existence,”Keough stated.
“To capture an iconic figure like Elvis, but thankfully, the visual genius Baz Luhrmann was up to the task,”She added. “Seeing my family history brought to life through Austin Butler’s mesmerizing performance was an incredibly emotional experience and I feel honored to have this story in his hands.”
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Keough then shared a clip from the film that was never before seen. This gave viewers a glimpse at Butler’s portrayal as well as Luhrmann’s unique visual style through one Presley’s most memorable and significant concert performances. Keough then presented Diplo and Swae Le performing. “Tupelo Shuffle”Following the clip, you can hear the film’s soundtrack.
Elvis stars Austin Butler as the “Viva Las Vegas”Olivia DeJonge, singer, plays Priscilla Presley as Keough’s grandma. The movie is about Elvis and his relationship to Colonel Parker, played by Tom Hanks.
Elvis’ family members surviving The film was approved by the audience. before its release. Riley’s mother Lisa Marie Presley We were very impressed with the film after attending a screening in May, calling it “nothing short of spectacular.”During the Variety Women in Motion panel at the Cannes Film Festival, where her directorial debut, War PonyThe film,, was shown. Keough commented that she had watched the film. was “a very emotional experience.”
“I started crying 5 minutes in and didn’t stop,”The actress and the director agreed. “There’s a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started around then for our family,”She continued. “I felt honored they worked so hard to really get his essence, to feel his essence. Austin captured that so beautifully.”
Priscilla, 76 years old, gave the film her approval. Instagram post earlier this month, in which she said Lisa Marie, 54, is happy with how the drama turned out.”I’ve seen Elvis the film, I watched the trailer over a dozen times,”Priscilla started the caption of her post. It included a trailer for The Movie. “But the words I heard from my daughter on how much she loved the film and that Riley will love it too when she sees it brought tears.”
Priscilla stated she “relived every moment”In the movie, it took her several days to recover. “as it did with Lisa.”She praised Luhrmann, 59 and the film’s stars. “beautifully done.”