Elvis has a ridiculously long director’s cut?

A four-hour cut of Elvis exists, but Baz Luhrmann will not release it.

by Chad Langan | published

Baz Luhrmann biopic elvis already has a massive runtime of 159 minutes, but according to DiversityThe first cut of the film was completed in four hours. At some point it is possible that we will see an extended director’s cut of the film, but Luhrmann suggests it will take him several years to work on it. he recently told screen rent That it would take four to six months to edit a four-hour cut of the film, and the earliest he could see himself working on it in 2025.

elvis The summer was a huge hit for Warner Bros., grossing $284 million at the global box office. The film set a record during its theatrical run when it became Baz Luhrmann’s highest-grossing domestic film of all time. the great GatsbyThe filmmaker’s Oscar-winning feature, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, previously held that record with a domestic total of $145 million.

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starring Austin Butler as the legendary singer, elvis Tells the story of infamous musician Elvis Presley, as seen through the eyes of his controversial manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The film explores the ups and downs of the rocker as well as the various challenges and controversies that he faced throughout his career. Luhrmann directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Sam Bromell and Craig Pearce.

elvis was released in theaters on June 24th and was praised by critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received a 78% fresh rating from critics and a remarkable 94% fresh rating from audiences. At the Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards, Austin Butler won Best Actor, and Luhrmann was nominated for Best Director.

Luhrmann reveals existence of four-hour cut for the first time elvis In a June 2022 interview with Radio Times, The director described several scenes that did not make it into the theatrical version of the film. One scene explored the singer’s relationship with his first girlfriend, Dixie, while another dealt with his addiction to barbiturates.

before the extended deduction of elvis Anytime it could be released, Luhrmann estimates they would have to put in an additional four to six months of work on it. “It’s not like it’s just sitting there, and I can just press a button and it comes out,” he told ScreenRant. “To get an extended cut, you’ll be working on it for four or six months or something,” he adds.

because their work elvisLuhrmann has only one project in the works, according to his IMDB page. The director is currently filming faraway downs, a limited series set to premiere exclusively on Hulu. Starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, the story follows an Australian rancher who, after the death of her husband, joins forces with a cattle driver to save his farm from a baron’s plot to take his land. Can go

Although the director’s cut of four hours elvis One way away, assuming Luhrmann ever gets to work on it, the theatrical version of the biopic is currently streaming on HBO Max. The film stars Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJong, Helen Thomson, Richard Roxburgh, Calvin Harrison Jr., David Wenham, Dacre Montgomery, Leon Ford and Luke Bracey. It is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for substance abuse, strong language, suggestive content, and smoking.

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