Director Baz Lurhmann Reveals A Four-Hour Cut Of ‘Elvis’ Biopic Exists

according to the director baz luhrmannA longer version of his latest biopic, elvis,

Talking about the film, Luhrmann said Radio Times, “I mean, I actually have a four-hour version.” In the interview, they mentioned that they wanted to add additional scenes, but with time constraints, the director had to settle for a 2:39 version.

“I would have preferred to lean more into some of the other things,” Luhrmann said. “There’s a lot more. I mean, there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve shot, like the relationship with the band, I had to reduce [that] down – and it’s very interesting how colonel [Elvis’ manager Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks] Get rid of them.” The longer version explores the singer’s relationship with his first girlfriend, Dixie, and the Jailhouse rock song.

Luhrmann wanted to connect other parts of Presley’s life to the film. The ‘Moulin Rouge’ director explained, “What happens is that he starts doing Wakadu things — like going downstairs to see Nixon.” “I’ve had it for a while, but there comes a point where you can’t have everything, so I tried to track the character’s spirit.”

He also explained why he didn’t cast Harry Styles in the role of Elvis. “Harry is a really talented actor,” he said.fitzy and wippa“Podcast.” I’ll do some work with him. , , But there’s a real problem with Harry, he’s Harry Styles. He’s already an icon.”