Priscilla Presley holds onto Tom Hanks during Elvis premiere red carpet

Tom Hanks looked as dapper as ever with Priscilla Presley on his arm at the star-studded Cannes premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s highly-anticipated Elvis biopic.

The film, which is out in June, stars Austin Butler as the king of rock ‘n’ roll, which follows Presley’s rise to fame.

Tom, who plays Presley’s enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker, was seen on the red carpet at the 75th Cannes Film Festival with Presley’s ex-wife by his side.

The American actress, 77, wore a brown beaded dress as she held on to the 65-year-old’s arm and was spotted whispering in his ear.

She was also seen posing beside Austin, 30, as they were joined by other members of the cast, including Olivia DeJonge, who portrays Priscilla, and Alton Mason who plays Little Richard.




Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz, the film’s director, was also present, as were global music stars Shakira and Kylie Minogue, as well as 2021 Eurovision winners Maneskin.

The film depicts the rock and roll musician as he goes from a young boy living in Memphis, Tennessee, and delivering his first performance, to international star.


Viewers will also get a glimpse into the intense press attention he faced and see Austen perform memorable hits including Jailhouse Rock, That’s All Right Mama and Unchained Melody to raucous audiences.

Presley’s family have supported Austin in the role, with his daughter Lisa Marie saying he should win an Oscar for the role.

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Presley died in Memphis in 1977 at the age of 42 following one of the most influential careers in popular music with hit songs like Can’t Help Falling In Love, A Little Less Conversation, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender and many more.



Lisa Marie previously raved about the movie, tweeting: ‘I do want to take a moment to let you know that I’ve seen Baz Luhrmann’s movie Elvis twice now.

‘Let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler channelled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully.’

She continued: ‘In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)

‘You can feel and witness Baz’s pure love, care, and respect for my father throughout this beautiful film, and it is finally something that myself and my children and their children can be proud of forever.’

Elvis hits cinemas on June 24.

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