Elvis has returned to the constructing! Baz Luhrmann’s dizzying portrait of the celebrity actor and musician simply nabbed eight Oscar nominations, and “Elvis” is celebrating with a return to theaters. The Austin Butler-led movie was a shock field workplace success the primary time round, and now the flick is headed again to the massive display starting this Friday, January 27, 2023.
It is typical for Finest Image nominees to make their method again to theaters forward of the Academy Awards telecast, however in an particularly cinematic 12 months, “Elvis” specifically is a film that deserves to be caught in theaters. The overstuffed, campy, colourful 2-hour and 39-minute movie stars Butler (who additionally earned an Oscar nomination at the moment) alongside Tom Hanks in one of many latter’s oddest performances ever. Hanks performs Colonel Tom Parker, the singer’s manipulative supervisor who witnesses the rise and fall (and rise and fall once more) of the famed rock star.
Along with its Finest Image and Finest Actor nods, “Elvis” additionally scored nominations at the moment for cinematography, sound, manufacturing design, enhancing, costume design, and make-up and hairstyling. Warner Bros. Footage President of Home Distribution, Jeff Goldstein, congratulated the solid and crew on their “much-deserved” nominations in an announcement concerning the movie’s return to theaters. “Since its release in June, it has remained clear that Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ has real staying power with audiences of all ages, much like Elvis Presley’s own enduring popularity,” Goldstein mentioned.
The King returns
The “Elvis” reprisal is a restricted engagement, so in the event you do need to catch The King on the massive display and sing alongside to “Suspicious Minds” (or cry your method by means of “Unchained Melody”), be certain that to behave quick. That being mentioned, theaters could be good to carry the movie over if its field workplace receipts from the primary go-round are any indication. Final 12 months the film made $287 million on the global box office, changing into the second highest-grossing musical biopic of all time after “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The movie additionally earned the distinct honor of changing into the highest-grossing movie of 2022 that was not part of an current franchise.
Whereas it is most likely secure to say “Elvis” is not one of many apparent front-runners for Finest Image, Butler’s flip as The King is actually gaining loads of traction this award season. The actor has already picked up a Golden Globe and an award from the Australian Academy of Cinema and Tv Arts, to not point out a big variety of trophies from critics circles throughout the U.S. For those who missed “Elvis” the primary time round and need to lastly really feel the Elvis-mania, tickets for the movie are on sale now. The movie can be accessible on HBO Max.
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