Baz Luhrmann on Why Priscilla Presley’s Support for ‘Elvis’ “Is the Best Review I’ve Ever Had”

The Australian director topped off the world premiere of Elvis, his full-on

cranked-up take on the life and music of the rock-and-roll legend,

with a similar over-the-top beach club bash Wednesday night,

featuring a spectacular drone show and a blowout performance from Italian glam rock band

and Eurovision 2021 winner Maneskin, who performed a single from the Elvis soundtrack.

Thursday’s press conference for the film,

which featured Luhrmann together with Austin Butler, who plays Elvis;

Tom Hanks, who plays his shady manager Colonel Tom Parker;

Olivia DeJonge, who plays Priscilla Presley; and Alton Mason,