Elvis: Baz Luhrman Gets 12-Minute Standing Ovation at Cannes Film Festival
The crowd at the Cannes Film Festival couldn’t hold back on their excitement in anticipation of what to expect in Austin Butler’s performance as the King in Baz Luhrmann’s world premiere of the highly anticipated movie, “Elvis.”
Based on this, it didn’t come as a surprise when the movie received a 12-minute long standing ovation, which currently stands as the longest the festival has ever witnessed.
As the applause grew louder, a tearful Butler hugged an equally emotional Priscilla Presley, who had flown to the south of France to give her blessing to the film about her late husband.
The Elvis Movie
The story takes a dive into the life and music of Elvis Presley through the lens of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The story delves into the complex dynamic that has existed between Presley and Parker for more than 20 years.