Lisa Marie Presley's Enthusiastic Reaction to Baz Luhrmann's Elvis

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Photo credit: Magma Agency - Getty Images
Photo credit: Magma Agency - Getty Images

Elvis Presley's daughter Lisa Marie Presley approves of the brand-new biopic Elvis. Lisa Marie, Elvis's only daughter, has now seen the Baz Luhrmann film twice, and like her mother Priscilla Presley, she enthusiastically approves.

"I've seen Baz Luhrmann's movie “Elvis” twice now," she wrote on Twitter. "Let me tell you that it is nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s heart & soul beautifully."

She continued, "In my humble opinion, his performance is unprecedented and FINALLY done accurately and respectfully. (If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I will eat my own foot, haha.)"

Lisa Marie also thanked Luhrmann for his respect for Elvis, saying the film is something all of Elvis's descendants can be "proud of forever." She saw the film with her children Riley, Harper, and Finley, and wrote that they were "filled with pride about their grandfather" in a way she had never seen before. Lisa Marie also writes she wishes her son, Benjamin, was alive to see Elvis; he died by suicide in 2020.

Lisa Marie concluded her tweets by writing, "Baz, your utter genius combined with your love and respect for my father and this project is just so beautiful and so inspiring. I know I'm being repetitive, but I don’t care, Thank you for setting the record straight in such a deeply profound and artistic way."

Elvis is set to premiere at Cannes, and will be in theaters nationwide on June 24, 2022. Lisa Marie's daughter and Elvis's granddaughter, Riley Keough, will also have a film premiere at Cannes: War Pony, her directorial debut, will be part of the Un Certain Regard strand of the French film festival.

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