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Director & stars attend the exclusive Canadian screening event for the highly anticipated Elvis film. 

On Friday June 17, Warner Bros. Pictures Canada celebrated the movie’s release. The Oscar-nominated director shared his latest movie at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

ELVIS Toronto Premiere - Arrivals - Toronto, Canada - 17 June, 2022 - Baz Luhrmann, Olivia De Jonge, Austin Butler posing.

Photo Credit: Sam Santos/Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

Details

More than 500 Elvis fans and movie enthusiasts were some of the first to see the film. The stylish stars who play Elvis and Priscilla Presley walked the Red Carpet while also speaking to Canada’s nationwide press. Many fans attended with the intention of getting an autograph from the stars. Or better yet a Selfie with their favourite actor.

One fan in particular hit it big! They won a Gibson SJ-200 guitar worth more than $6,000 and even got it signed by the stars.

ELVIS Toronto Premiere - Arrivals - Toronto, Canada - 17 June, 2022 - Austin Butler takes a selfie with a fan.

Photo Credit: Ernesto DiStefano/Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

What a moment! After the Red Carpet, the cast and director engaged in a 30-minute Q&A period for the film. Audience members were able to watch as TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey moderated the event. This can be found on TIFF’s TikTok page. 

The event showcased TIFF’s most impressive Red Carpet yet! Apparently 150+ lightbulbs were used and the Red Carpet’s length was 100 feet.

Another small detail is that the night’s aesthetic was inspired by a carnival scene from the film!

ELVIS Toronto Premiere - Arrivals - Toronto, Canada - 17 June, 2022 - Olivia De Jonge posing.

Photo Credit: Sam Santos/Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

About Elvis

“From Oscar-nominated visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “Elvis”, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Butler), seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia De Jonge).” Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Canada.

Elvis fanatics and moviegoers will be able to see the film in theatres all over Canada on June 24th! Click here to watch the trailer. 

Cast

ELVIS Toronto Premiere - Arrivals - Toronto, Canada - 17 June, 2022 - Bad Luhrmann, Austin Butler, Olivia De Jonge on stage.

Photo Credit: Sam Santos/Warner Bros. Pictures Canada

In addition to De Jonge and Butler, Helen Thomson and Richard Roxburgh play Elvis’s parents. Others include, Luke Bracey, Natasha Bassett, David Wenham, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Xavier Samuel, and Kodi Smit-McPhee. 

Published by HOLR Magazine.