HELLO!’s movie critic James King sits down with Baz Luhrmann to discuss what the future has in store for the famed movie creator following his show-stopping biopic, Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks…
The highly-anticipated Elvis biopic starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, which details the life of the legendary ‘King of Rock n Roll’ who shaped music around the world in the mid-twentieth century, is generating quite the conversation online.
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The film comes from the glittering movie mind of Baz Luhrmann, who is also famed for his previous titles such as the Leonardo DiCaprio-fronted films Romeo + Juliet (1997) and The Great Gatsby (2013), and his latest is already generating Oscar buzz.
But now the Australian movie-maker has turned his focus to the future beyond Elvis.
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Chatting in an upcoming BBC Radio Two programme with HELLO!’s movie critic, James King, Baz explained how he’d “love” to put on a live show featuring some of the music from his biggest projects over the years, most notably from his Red Carpet Triology – which consists of Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge.
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The Oscar, BAFTA and Grammy Award-nominated star said: “I think it would be an amazing night,” adding: “I’ve always thought what I might do is a sort of ‘Red Curtain Trilogy’ concert tour. I mean, I’m kind of busy! But a tour of all the music from the films, with score cues.”
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Baz continued: “And then have a rave at the end. With some merch! I think it would be [an amazing night]. A concert… with a big dance party at the end!”
Meanwhile, leading star Austin – who has received glowing praise for his portrayal as the King – has spoken about how seriously he took the role, noting that Elvis’ iconic dulcet tones had crept into Austin’s real voice.
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He told Entertainment Tonight: “At this point, I keep asking people, ‘Is this my voice?’ Because this feels like my real … it’s one of those things where certain things trigger it and other times as well it’s, I don’t know. When you live with something for two years, and you do nothing else, I think that you can’t help it. It becomes a fibre of your being.”
The full conversation between Baz and James King is featured on Baz Luhrmann: My Soundtrack Stories, which airs BBC Radio 2 on Sunday.
ELVIS is released in cinemas on 24 June.
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