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“Elvis,” a new movie about the rock and roll legend, is now available to stream on HBO Max. You can also buy the movie for $20 from services like Prime Video, Vudu, and YouTube.
Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in the drama, which chronicles the singer’s life from his early days to his rise toward rock and roll stardom. The movie also features Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ longtime manager.
The movie also stars Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley, with Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh appearing as Elvis’ parents. Baz Luhrmann, who is known for films like “Moulin Rouge!,” “Romeo + Juliet,” and “The Great Gatsby,” directs from a screenplay he co-wrote.
Reviews for “Elvis” are mostly positive, with critics praising Butler’s performance. Members of the Presley family have also shared positive thoughts on the film. As of writing, it has a “78% Certified Fresh” rating on review-aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
“Elvis” is now available to watch at home with an HBO Max subscription for no additional cost. Both the ad-supported ($10 a month) and ad-free ($15 a month) plans will give you access to the film.
If you’re not a subscriber, you can also get the movie through digital retailers like Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, and Apple TV. The film costs $20 to buy in up to 4K quality.
HBO Max and digital retailer apps are available on most smart TVs, media players, and mobile devices. Check each platform’s website to ensure your device is supported before making a purchase.
“Elvis” has a running time of two hours and 39 minutes.
Yes. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Austin Butler sings all of Elvis’ early music in the film. For songs from the later years in the singer’s career, Butler’s voice is blended with Elvis himself.
“Elvis” is rated PG-13 for scenes including substance abuse, strong language, smoking, and suggestive material.
Director Baz Luhrmann is known for his flashy films that incorporate music and often have an epic style. Here’s where you can check out the director’s first five films:
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