Watch 1st trailer for 'Elvis,' starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks

The Elvis Presley biopic is the latest from director Baz Luhrmann.

February 17, 2022, 4:53 PM

The trailer has arrived for "Elvis," Baz Luhrmann's movie about the king of rock ’n’ roll and his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

The video begins with a voiceover by Tom Hanks, who plays Parker, saying, "There are some who'd make me out to be the villain of this here story." He then said, "Are you born with destiny, or does it just come knocking at your door?"

Footage follows of Elvis as a child being exposed to gospel music, and then a pre-stardom Elvis, played by Austin Butler, taking the stage. We hear Parker say, "At that moment, I saw that skinny boy transform into a superhero."

PHOTO: Austin Butler portrays Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's film "Elvis".
Austin Butler portrays Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's film "Elvis".
Warner Bros. Pictures

What follows shows that the movie appears to cover Elvis' entire life -- his early success, the Army, his relationship and marriage to Priscilla, the Comeback Special, the Vegas years and more -- with Parker there to guide him.

At the end of the trailer, Parker says to Elvis, "We are the same, you and I. Two odd, lonely children, reaching for eternity."

"Elvis" arrives in theaters June 24.