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Nearly 45 years after his death, Elvis gets his biggest movie treatment ever, and latest shot at a new audience

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 21, 2022 5:53 AM CT | Published: June 20, 2022 3:50 PM CT
<strong>Tom Hanks stars as Col. Tom Parker and Austin Butler is Elvis Presley in Warner Bros. Pictures&rsquo; &ldquo;Elvis,&rdquo; which opens Friday, June 24. Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann&rsquo;s &ldquo;Elvis&rdquo; is a lavish retelling of Presley&rsquo;s life that has renewed hopes for a new era of Elvis interest.&nbsp;</strong>(Courtesy Hugh Stewart)

Tom Hanks stars as Col. Tom Parker and Austin Butler is Elvis Presley in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Elvis,” which opens Friday, June 24. Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” is a lavish retelling of Presley’s life that has renewed hopes for a new era of Elvis interest. (Courtesy Hugh Stewart)

“Elvis” is the biggest-ever Elvis movie and Elvis is arguably — maybe inarguably — the biggest-ever Memphian. But what will the film ultimately mean for Memphis and one of its most popular tourist attractions? 

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Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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