‘Elvis’ Director Baz Luhrmann Hints at Elvis Concert Film With Never-Before-Seen Footage

Elvis from left: director Baz Luhrmann, Austin Butler, on set, 2022
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Director Baz Luhrmann opened up at the recent Met Gala and said that he isn’t done with Elvis Presley quite yet. He directed the 2022 film Elvis, focusing on Presley’s tumultuous relationship with his manager Col. Tom Parker. The movie did quite well and spawned a movie called Priscilla about his ex-wife Priscilla Presley‘s experience with the rock star. Elvis starred Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as Parker. It was nominated for eight Oscars but did not win.

Now, Luhrmann said he has something big in the works, namely a concert film from footage that he found in the vaults. He said on the red carpet of the Met Gala, “The fans really want to know if all that footage we found in the vaults is going to become a concert film and I’m here to say I think it’s gonna happen.”

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin attend the 2024 Costume Institute Benefit for "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2024 in New York City

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Reportedly, the footage includes never-before-seen clips of the star. Luhrmann previously shared on social media, “We’ve found reels and reels of never-before-seen footage of Elvis on Tour and That’s The Way It Is.” He told fans to stay tuned.

Elvis on Tour Elvis Presley, Jerry Scheff (bass), 1972

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Presley died in 1977 at the age of 42. Even so, his life and music remained hugely popular, and Graceland, his sprawling estate, is now a popular museum and tourist destination in Tennessee. Last year, he ranked number two on the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Dead Celebrities of 2023. The late Michael Jackson came in first on the list.

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