Elvis 'done right'

Rock 'n' roll legend's family love Austin Butler's portrayal in the musical biopic

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At a Memphis screening of the movie Elvis - held a stone's throw from Graceland, the one-time home of the rock 'n' roll legend - Elvis Presley's former wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie admit they had been nervous about the film.

Written and directed by Baz Luhrmann and opening in Singapore today, the musical biopic has Austin Butler playing the late singer in a story about his rise to fame and his complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 23, 2022, with the headline Elvis 'done right'. Subscribe