Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis (2022) is a huge success in the cinema. Actor Austin Butler has been showered with praise for his dedication to the role and Luhrmann’s stunning imagery has been enthusiastically received. Since Luhrmann’s film Moulin Rouge! (2001) became a Broadway musical, people now wonder if Elvis will follow in its footsteps.
An Elvis musical?
The story about the singer lends itself perfectly to a musical, especially given the many musical performances in the cinema film. As far as Luhrmann is concerned, a musical cannot be ruled out.
All my films can of course become musicals. I don’t know when, but I don’t know how it couldn’t be without sticking heads.
Elvis has been on Broadway before
It wouldn’t be the first time a stage production has been inspired by Presley. In 1960, Bye Bye Birdie debuted and in 2005, All Shook Up, a jukebox musical featuring Presley songs, premiered on Broadway.
Elvis is spinning now in cinemas and can also be seen via Pathé Thuis and on HBO Max.
7.5 Watch HBO Max • ‘Elvis’ explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), through the perspective of his complicated relationship with his mysterious manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
Image: Still ‘Elvis’ via TMDb