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Priscilla Presley Won't Feature In Naked Gun Reboot

Priscilla Presley doesn't want to feature in the 'Naked Gun' reboot.The 77-year-old star played Jane Spencer Drebin – the wife of Leslie Nielsen's hapless Detective Frank Drebin – in the original comedy trilogy but wants...

Austin Butler Constantly Listened To Nine Elvis Songs In Preparation For Playing The King

Austin Butler constantly listened to nine Elvis songs in preparation for playing the King.The 31-year-old actor, who portrayed the singer in director Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ biopic, said it was part of his plan to be...

Baz Luhrmann Hoping To Release Britney Spears' Elvis Presley Song

Baz Luhrmann is hoping to release a much-loved mash-up of Elvis Presley's 'Viva Las Vegas' and Britney Spears' 'Toxic'.The track featured in the director's recent biopic 'Elvis' but didn't make it onto the film's official...

Baz Luhrmann Open To Releasing 4-Hour Elvis Cut

Baz Luhrmann is open to the idea of releasing a four-hour version of his 'Elvis' film - but insists it won't drop now and "probably not next year" either. The 59-year-old director recently helmed the...

Olivia Dejonge To Play Female Lead In The Trashers

Olivia DeJonge has been cast as the female lead in 'The Trashers'.The 24-year-old star will feature opposite David Harbour and Cooper Hoffman in the latest movie from acclaimed director Cooper Raiff.The movie will chart the...

Eminem Announces Curtain Call 2, Including A Brand New Track

Eminem has announced the new greatest hits collection, 'Curtain Call 2', featuring a brand new track.The 49-year-old rap legend is following up 2005's 'Curtain Call: The Hits' with a new retrospective of his works from...

Baz Luhrmann Felt Inspired By 'Cheesy' Elvis Presley Movies

Baz Luhrmann has credited Elvis Presley’s “cheesy” movies with inspiring his directing style.The moviemaker’s latest project is a big screen biopic of the music icon, with Austin Butler in the lead role, and Baz has...

Baz Luhrmann: Disney Austin Butler Doesn't Exist Anymore

Baz Luhrmann says the Austin Butler from Disney "doesn't exist" since he portrayed Elvis.The 30-year-old actor stars as the late King of Rock and Roll in the biopic 'Elvis', and after working on the blockbuster...

Austin Butler Given Advice From Leonardo Dicaprio

Austin Butler received advice from Leonardo DiCaprio on working with Baz Luhrmann.The 30-year-old actor portrays the late Elvis Presley in 'Elvis' and he was thankful the Oscar-winning star - who has worked with the filmmaker...

Tom Hanks Could Disappear Into The Role Of Colonel Tom Parker In Elvis

Tom Hanks felt he could disappear into the part of Colonel Tom Parker in 'Elvis'.The 65-year-old actor plays the King of Rock and Roll's manager in Baz Luhrmann's new biopic and explained that he was...

Baz Luhrmann Reveals 4-Hour Version Of Elvis Film Exists

Baz Luhrmann has revealed there is a four-hour version of his 'Elvis' film.The 59-year-old director recently helmed the two-hour 39-minutes movie, which stars Austin Butler as titular music legend Elvis Presley, but there is also...

Austin Butler Was Daunted By Elvis Portrayal

Austin Butler felt an "immense amount of fear" playing Elvis Presley.The 30-year-old star plays the King of Rock and Roll in Baz Luhrmann's hotly-anticipated biopic 'Elvis' and explained that he was daunted by his portrayal...

Austin Butler Can't Stop Speaking Like Elvis

Austin Butler claims that he has started talking like Elvis Presley after playing him in the new biopic.The 30-year-old actor plays the King of Rock and Roll in Baz Luhrmann's movie but has revealed that...

Austin Butler Reveals The Advice Rami Malek Gave Him Before Playing Elvis

'Elvis' star Austin Butler has revealed the advice 'Bohemian Rhapsody' actor Rami Malek gave him about portraying a music legend in a biopic.The 30-year-old actor stars as the late King of Rock and Roll in...

Baz Luhrmann Says The Elvis’ Screening At The Cannes Film Festival Was 'Like A Real Rock Concert'

Baz Luhrmann says the screening of Elvis’ at the Cannes Film Festival was “like a real rock concert”. The 59-year-old filmmaker shared that the audience “just went crazy” for Austin Butler’s depiction of the King...

Maneskin 'Proud' To Have Covered Elvis Classic For New Movie

Rockers Maneskin felt "proud" to have been asked to cover one of Elvis Presley's classic songs for Baz Luhrmann's new movie biopic.The Italian 'Eurovision Song Contest' winners are along the acts who have recorded tracks...

Baz Luhrmann Moved By Priscilla Presley's Elvis Praise

Baz Luhrmann has been moved by Priscilla Presley's praise for 'Elvis'The 59-year-old filmmaker was emotional as he reflected on Priscilla's review of the biopic – which features Austin Butler as the King of Rock and...

Kacey Musgraves Is Featured On The Upcoming Elvis Biopic Soundtrack

Kacey Musgraves has recorded a rendition of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love' for the 'ELVIS' biopic soundtrack.After Doja Cat revealed she has incorporated the late King of Rock and Roll's mega-hit 'Hound Dog' into the...

Priscilla Presley Praises 'Outstanding' Elvis Biopic

Priscilla Presley has lauded the new 'Elvis' biopic.The 76-year-old star, who was married to the King of Rock and Roll between 1967 and 1973, has seen Baz Luhrmann's new movie with Elvis' longtime friend Jerry...

Baz Luhrmann: Elvis Is A Superhero

Baz Luhrmann has described his 'Elvis' biopic as a "superhero film".The 59-year-old director has helmed the upcoming movie that stars Austin Butler as the King of Rock and Roll and branded the late music icon...

Doja Cat To Cover Elvis Presley Hit For New Album

Doja Cat is to cover a classic Elvis Presley track for a new album.The 26-year-old rapper is reportedly set to release a cover of iconic song 'Hound Dog' and join a host of other current...

New Elvis Presley Compilation To See Doja Cat And More Cover His Greatest Hits

A new Elvis Presley compilation will reportedly see the likes of Doja Cat and Swae Lee cover the King of Rock and Roll's greatest hits.To coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's upcoming 'Elvis' biopic,...

Baz Luhrmann: Fans Will See A Different Side To Tom Hanks In Elvis Biopic

Baz Luhrmann has teased that audiences will see a different side to Tom Hanks in the upcoming 'Elvis' biopic.The 59-year-old director has helmed the new movie about the life of the 'King of Rock and...

Elsa Pataky And Luke Bracey To Star In Interceptor

Elsa Pataky and Luke Bracey have joined the cast of 'Interceptor'.The 44-year-old actress and 31-year-old actor will star in the action movie for Netflix, which is being directed by Matthew Reilly.The Australian action thriller-writer has...

Elvis Biopic Production Resuming, Says Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann has confirmed that production is set to restart on his Elvis Presley biopic.The 57-year-old director has revealed that work on the movie will resume in Queensland, Australia, on September 23. Production had been...

Tom Hanks Eager To Resume Filming Elvis Presley Biopic In Australia

Tom Hanks is hoping he'll be allowed to jet out to Australia to resume filming the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic later this year.The 63-year-old Hollywood star and his wife Rita Wilson, also 63, fell ill...

Tom Hanks' Gift For Bullied Boy

Tom Hanks has sent a typewriter to a boy who has been bullied because he's called Corona.The 'Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' actor wrote a kind note to eight-year-old Corona De Vries after the young...

Tom Hanks' Blood Will Be Used To Develop Coronavirus Vaccine

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's blood will be used by medical researchers who are developing a vaccine for coronavirus after they won their battle with the illness.The married couple were among the first high-profile individuals...

'Moulin Rouge!' Is Finally Set To Hit The Stage For Real

Finally, Baz Luhrmann's vibrant musical romance 'Moulin Rouge!' is set to hit the stage for the first time. It's been a long time coming - the film came out in 2001 - but it's finally...

A Sneak Peek At Baz Luhrmann's New Netflix Series 'The Get Down'

Ahead of the premiere of ‘The Get Down’ exclusively on Netflix on Friday (August 12th), we take a short look at the new mini-series that promises to offer a snapshot into the lives of early...

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