Three generations of the Presley family unite for the premiere of ELVIS in Memphis

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Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 9:58AM

Three generations of Elvis Presley's family came together for the late singer's biopic in his hometown of Memphis over the weekend.

Attending a special screening of the highly-anticipated ELVIS film was the King's ex-wife Priscilla, their daughter Lisa Marie and Lisa's daughter Riley Keough.

The three women were joined by actor Austin Butler, who plays Elvis in the film.

Following the screening, Keough said: "It was a very emotional experience. It's very intense to watch when it's your family.

"I started crying five minutes in and didn't stop. There's a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started around then for our family."

The Warner Bros. film explores Elvis' life at three different stages of his career.

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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 Priscilla.

ELVIS will open in theatres on June 24.