Priscilla Presley Tears Up as ‘Elvis’ Receives Longest Standing Ovation at Cannes 2022

Hollywood star Austin Bulter is ready to tell the story of music legend Elvis Presley with the upcoming biopic Elvis, helmed by Baz Luhrmann. The upcoming musical biopic, which is nearly a month away from release, recently had its world premiere at Cannes 2022 and scripted the story. The film apparently left film festival audiences in awe as it received a one-minute standing ovation. The screening was also attended by the late legend’s ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, who was left in tears.

Elvis was one of the biggest titles to have its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. flew to the south of France to give her blessings to the film crew. According to a report from Variety, audiences at Cannes 2022 were very impressed with Butler’s performance as the late music legend and under Luhrmann’s direction. The film festival theater shook with applause as the biopic received a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest so far at Cannes this year.

As the cheers intensified, Priscilla Presley was overwhelmed with emotions. She reportedly wiped away her tears and hugged the film’s director Baz Luhrmann. A teary-eyed Austin Butler also hugged an emotional Priscilla. Priscilla was married to Presley from 1967 to 1973.

Apparently, the film festival applauded Butler for recreating several iconic moments from the music legend’s life. These moments also included recreating his greatest hits Jailhouse Rock, blue suede shoes and Suspicious minds. The film’s premiere saw Shakira, Sharon Stone, Diplo, Jeremy O Harris and even Italian rock band Maneskin walk the red carpet.

More about Elvis

Elvis is an upcoming biopic that will tell the story of music legend Elvis Presley. Actor Austin Butler takes viewers through the pop icon’s dramatic and controversial journey. The film’s trailer, which has received wide acclaim so far, gave insight into the singer’s complicated life, his relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks, and how which he sails amidst public scrutiny. The film is set to hit theaters on June 24, 2022.

Image: Instagram/@priscillapresley/@elvis

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