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The new Elvis biopic starring Austin Butler as Presley and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker has released its first teaser trailer.

Embedded below, director Baz Luhrmann shared the 15-second clip with the caption, “Hey, it’s time to TCB! I’ll have a trailer to share with you all on Thursday…”

News of the biopic first broke in July 2019 with the announcement of the casting of Butler and Hanks. The plotline of the biopic is still unknown, but if the brief visuals are any indication from the teaser trailer, the film looks to be pretty comprehensive.

Back in July 2019, Luhrmann told Deadline, “I knew I couldn’t make this film if the casting wasn’t absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist. Throughout the casting process, it was an honor for me to encounter such a vast array of talent. I had heard about Austin Butler from his stand-out role opposite Denzel Washington in ‘The Iceman Cometh’ on Broadway, and through a journey of extensive screen testing and music and performance workshops, I knew unequivocally that I had found someone who could embody the spirit of one of the world’s most iconic musical figures.”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.