How the cast of the new 'Elvis' movie compare to their real-life counterparts

music news 28/06/2022

The wait is over - Baz Lurhmann's biopic about the King of Rock n Roll has arrived, and the world is reliving the incredible life of Elvis as it's never been seen before. 

30-year-old Austin Butler takes on the mammoth task of portraying the music legend, while Aussie actress Olivia DeJonge, just 24, plays Priscilla Presley. 

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley

The real-life Priscilla, who was Elvis' wife from 1967 - 1973, has praised the film's retelling of the 'Hound Dog' star's story, calling Butler's portrayal "outstanding", saying Elvis himself would have "loved" it. 

While Priscilla said it was "strange" to see herself played by DeJonge, she was pleased with the performance. "I'm so happy that she was sensitive and that she was caring and that she was a little strong with him as well," she said in an interview. 

Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla Presley 

The musical spectacular also stars Tom Hanks as Elvis' long-time manager, Colonel Tom Parker, Richard Roxburgh as Elvis' father, Vernon Presley and Hollywood newcomer Kodi Smit-Mcphee as Jimmie Rodgers. 

45 years on from the icon's untimely death, let's see how some of the cast of Elvis compare to the real people behind the story.

Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker

Richard Roxburgh as Vernon Presley

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Jimmie Rodgers