The upcoming Elvis biopic has finally got a release date

Publish Date
Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 3:47PM

While it has already been over six months since director Baz Luhrmann announced Austin Butler would be taking on the role of the legendary "King of Rock and Roll" in the upcoming Elvis biopic, the film's release date has only just been shared.

The film - which is set to begin filming in Queensland, Australia early this year - will document the iconic singer's rise to fame, as well as his complicated relationship with his longtime manager, Colonel Tom Parker, who will be 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.

"Olivia is capable of manifesting the complex depth and presence that has made Priscilla Presley an icon in her own right," Luhrmann said of DeJonge.

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"She’s an extremely talented young actor and the perfect counterpoint to Austin’s Elvis."

So when can we expect to see the film in cinemas?

We will have to wait a while yet ...

The Warner Bros. produced biopic isn't set to hit theatres until October 1, 2021.

All we have to do now is patiently wait.