Elvis’ maternal cousin Billy Smith, who spent 34 years of his life with the King, was included in the new film. He and his wife Jo spent a lot of time with Elvis and even listened to him sing and play the piano just a few hours before his death.
According to the publication, Billy and Joe did not like the way the filmmakers treated them.
Elvis’ longtime girlfriend Linda Thompson said she could not call the film autobiographical as it lacks people who played an important role in Presley’s life.
Earlier, the musician’s widow Priscilla praised the documentary about her husband.
During a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, Baz Luhrmann said that the most important feedback for him was a compliment from Priscilla Presley, the musician’s only wife.
The wife of musician Elvis Presley Priscilla was delighted with Baz Luhrmann’s documentary about the singer, Deadline reports.
During a press conference at the Cannes Film Festival, Luhrmann said that the most important feedback for him was a compliment from Priscilla Presley, the musician’s only wife.
According to the director, she wrote to him and assured him that she really liked the performance of the lead actor Austin Butler.
“I just wasn’t ready for it. Every breath of Austin, every movement, his spirit, his humanity. If my husband were alive, he would look into his eyes and say, “How dare you? You are me,” Priscilla Luhrmann quoted.
Singer, daughter of pop idol Elvis Presley Lisa Marie Presley appreciated the biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann about her father and the performance of actor Austin Butler, who played the star. The Hollywood Reporter writes about it.