New this week: John Legend, 'Serpent Queen' and 'Pinocchio'
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from John Legend and Kane Brown, Samantha Morton stars as the 16th-century queen Catherine de Medici in an edgy Starz series and a race between two upcoming “Pinocchio” films begins with Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation.
'Elvis,' 'Top Gun' tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each
Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity — “Elvis” tied “Top Gun: Maverick,” which also reported $30.5 million, for No. 1 in theaters.
Back to normal? Cannes Film Festival prepares to party
After the 2020 Cannes Film Festival was canceled by the pandemic and the 2021 edition was scaled back — even kisses were forbade on the red carpet — the lavish French Riviera cinema soiree is set to return with a festival that promises to be something like normal.
Elvis Presley Film Casts 'The Society' Star Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley
Olivia DeJonge has been cast to portray Priscilla Presley in the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic from Baz Luhrmann. Austin Butler has already been cast as Elvis and Tom Hanks will be playing Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker. The film will explore Elvis' iconic career, focusing on the relationship between Elvis and Parker. Luhrmann said of the casting in a statement, Olivia is capable of manifesting the complex depth and presence that has made Priscilla Presley an icon in her own right. And when asked by The Blastwhat she thought of Del Rey potentially taking on the role, the real-life Priscilla Presley recently replied, "I like Lana."
'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': A Guide to the Real-Life Hollywood Players
Margot Robbie as Sharon TateRobbie plays Sharon Tate, the actress who had graduated from TV appearances on The Beverly Hillbillies to rising movie star. At the time of her death, the 26-year-old was married to Roman Polanski and eight-and-a-half months pregnant with their first child. He and Tate dated until she met Roman Polanski, at which point they ended their relationship but the three remained close friends. Rafal Zawierucha as Roman PolanskiPolish actor Zawierucha plays director Roman Polanski, who met Tate on the set of The Fearless Vampire Killers, in 1966. Sebring introduced Tate to Lee and Lee became her martial arts adviser for the 1969 comedy The Wrecking Crew.
Austin Butler Says He's 'Honored' to Be Playing Elvis as He Channels The King on the
Austin Butler is already exuding the iconic charisma of The King. Just days after it was revealed that the 27-year-old actor had been cast to play Elvis Presley in an upcoming biopic from director Baz Luhrmann, Butler donned a black-on-black ensemble that gave everyone serious Elvis vibes. "I am just profoundly honored that Baz has invited me on this journey with him," Butler marveled. ET exclusively spoke with Butler about the film last month, where he revealed the acting advice he received from Pitt. RELATED CONTENT:All the Times Austin Butler Proved He Has the Singing Chops to Play Elvis PresleyAustin Butler to Play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann BiopicVanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler Couple Up at 'The Dead Don't Die' Premiere
Austin Butler to Play Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann Biopic
Looks like Austin Butler is going to be putting on his blue suede shoes! The 27-year-old actor has landed the role of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming biopic about the King of Rock, Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Monday. Joel Weinshanker, managing partner of Elvis Presley Enterprises, also released a statement, which read, "We feel blessed to have a visionary like Baz Luhrmann to tell this story." Elvis A. Presley / Austin Butler pic.twitter.com/Rtl1P4nv9o Baz Luhrmann (@bazluhrmann) July 15, 2019Once news broke, Butler's longtime girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens, was one of the first to react to the casting via Instagram, writing, "I AMMMM OVERRRR THE F**KING MOOOOOOOOONNNNN. RELATED CONTENT:Lisa Marie Presley's Son Looks So Much Like Elvis in New Family PicKeith Urban and Darius Rucker Share Their Love of Elvis Presley at Tribute Concert (Exclusive)Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood to Perform Elvis Presley Songs in TV Tribute -- See What They're Singing