- Publish Date
- Friday, 17 June 2022, 10:00AM
After portraying Elvis Presley in the highly-anticipated biopic ELVIS, Austin Butler got to share in an extra special moment during a recent visit to the late star's beloved home, Graceland.
Joining the legendary King of Rock and Roll's family, the young actor was given the rare chance to play Elvis' acoustic guitar while sitting in the famous jungle room.
Taking to Instagram, Elvis' granddaughter, Riley Keough, shared photos from the incredible moment, revealing that the guitar has only been played by a handful of people in its lifetime, one of them being Sir Paul McCartney.
"It was such a special and overwhelming experience I haven't quite processed," she wrote alongside the photos.
"One of many sweet things that happened while we were there - Austin played my grandfather's guitar in the house. This guitar hasn't been played by many people.
"I know it was tuned by @paulmccartney once, but as far as people sitting down and playing it @austinbutler is one of very few people aside from my grandfather."
In another post, Butler can be seen playing the King's romantic ballad 'Can't Help Falling in Love' on the guitar.
ELVIS will explore Presley's life at three different stages of his career.
The first, his discovery; the second, his 1968 comeback special; and finally, a recreation of backstage footage from the 1970 documentary Elvis: That’s The Way It Is.
The film - which was filmed in Queensland, Australia - will also document the iconic singer's complicated relationship with his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who is portrayed by Tom Hanks.
Starring alongside Hanks and Butler will be Australian actress Olivia DeJonge in the role of the late singer’s wife, Priscilla.
ELVIS will open in theatres on June 24.