The director of the brand new Elvis biopic, Baz Luhrman, and the person who performed the King of Rock and Roll, Austin Butler, shocked moviegoers at an AMC Theater within the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank.
The duo have been showing collectively, and at instances individually, in interviews and speak exhibits within the remaining push main as much as the discharge of the much-hyped and much-anticipated movie.
The film, which additionally stars Tom Hanks and Olivia DeJonge, chronicles the life and profession of Elvis Presley from his early days as a toddler to changing into one of many first rock and roll stars, in addition to his complicated relationship with his supervisor, Colonel Tom Parker.
Surprise riles up moviegoers: Elvis director Baz Luhrmann and main man Austin Butler made a surprise appearance at a particular screening of the much-anticipated biopic at an AMC theater within the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank
Lurking in a hallway entrance to the theater, Luhrmann took to his camera-phone and set-up his surprise entrance.
‘I’m at the AMC Theaters in Burbank with certainly one of my first audiences for Elvis,’ the Australian director whispered into the digital camera.
The crowd screamed with approval when Luhrmann got here from out of the darkness of the hallway to disclose himself to the viewers who had been eagerly awaiting a sneak peak screening of the biopic.
For an added contact of flare, a canopy model of the track If I Can Dream, made well-known by Elvis Presley in his ’68 Comeback Special, was added to the Instagram video.
The drama of all of it: Lurking in a hallway entrance to the theater, Luhrmann took to his camera-phone and set-up his surprise entrance: ‘I’m at the AMC Theaters in Burbank with certainly one of my first audiences for Elvis,’ he whispered into the digital camera
Surprise! The crowd screamed with approval when Luhrmann got here from out of the darkness of the theater hallway to disclose himself to the viewers who had been eagerly awaiting a sneak peak screening of the Elvis biopic
Rousing ovation: The viewers screamed with approval when Luhrmann revealed himself
But these screams was a roar when the Australian director introduced the arrival of the star of the biopic, Austin Butler.
As the noise of all of the clapping and cheering grew louder, the 2 colleagues hugged it out in entrance of the film display screen, as fans stood in amazement capturing video of their very own.
Dressed like a correct film star in a fitted black swimsuit and matching leather-based boots, Butler addressed the screaming fans by sharing how that exact theater has a particular place in his coronary heart.
‘This AMC is definitely the place I went on dates once I was a teen,’ Butler, 30, confessed to the group, which bought one other rousing applause.
Set-up: The Australian director was the one to introduce Butler to the viewers
Wild response: The actor got here in from one of many entrance/exits to a roaring applause
Spreading the love: The director and his main man hugged it out at middle stage
At one level, amongst all of the adoration, one younger pre-teen boy, politely requested the actor if he might take an image with him, for which he obliged with out hesitation.
Luhrmann’s video was shared on the Instagram pages of the movie and Warner Bros. Pictures with the caption: ‘The #ElvisTeam made one other surprise go to to a screening in Los Angeles and undoubtedly felt the love!’
‘Don’t miss @BazLuhrmann’s #ElvisFilm in theaters THIS FRIDAY — get your tickets TODAY.’
The Presley household, together with ex-wife Priscilla Presley, daughter Lisa Marie Presley and granddaughter Riley Keough, have all given their seal of approval for the movie and Butler’s efficiency as Elvis.
Promo mode: The Elvis Team is making a number of surprise showings at screening of the movie
Feeling sentimental: ‘This AMC is definitely the place I went on dates once I was a teen,’ Butler, 30, confessed to the group, which bought one other rousing applause
The King is again! Elvis, starring Austin Butler and Ton Hanks, makes its widespread launch in theaters throughout the U.S. on Friday, June 24