By John Lonsdale
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The King is back. After rocking the box office since earlier this summer — and earning a reported $141 million so far — Elvis, Baz Luhrmann’s epic telling of the rock & roll legend, has finally hit streaming services.
The film stars Austin Butler as the titular character, with Tom Hanks playing Presley’s manager Colonel Tom Parker, and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley. “Elvis, in the epic tradition of all of Luhrmann’s work, is a brash, overwhelming experience,” Rolling Stone‘s K. Austin Collins wrote in our movie review. “It’s a carnival in movie form.”
Now, you can finally stream Elvis online, with the new movie available to watch on-demand from home on HBO Max. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the new biopic on one of the greatest singers of all time.
After its successful first few months at the box office, Elvis is finally available to stream at home on HBO Max. A majority of Warner Bros. movies land on HBO Max about 45 days after their theatrical release, and now Elvis is finally available to stream on the platform with your HBO Max subscription.
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Elvis has a runtime of two hours and 39 minutes, and is rated PG-13. Austin Butler stars as Elvis Presley in the biopic with Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis’ life-long manager, and also features Olivia DeJonge, Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh.
The film’s soundtrack features original Elvis cuts like “If I Can Dream” and “Suspicious Minds,” plus new singles like Doja Cat’s “Vegas” and Kacey Musgraves’ cover of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Butler himself sings all of Elvis’ early music, with a blend of his and Elvis’ voices for later years of his career depicted in the film.
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