Lisa Marie Presley ‘moved to tears’ by ‘Elvis’ biopic

The King of Rock and Roll’s daughter has given director Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” her uncommon stamp of approval.

Lisa Marie Presley, 54, praised the flick in an Instagram put up on Saturday. Noting she doesn’t put up a lot since she is and “will eternally be mourning the loss” of her son — Benjamin Keough, who died by suicide in 2020 — she shared that the brand new film is “nothing wanting spectacular.”

“Completely beautiful,” she wrote, sharing that she’s already seen it twice. “Austin Butler channeled and embodied my father’s coronary heart and soul superbly. In my humble opinion, his efficiency is unprecedented and FINALLY executed precisely and respectfully.

“If he doesn’t get an Oscar for this, I’ll eat my very own foot, haha,” Presley joked.

She continued that she was “moved to tears” when her three grandchildren have been additionally “overwhelmed in the absolute best means” by their grandpa’s legacy.

“It breaks my coronary heart that my son isn’t right here to see it. He would have completely liked it as effectively,” she mentioned.

Riley Keough, Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley at a screening of “Elvis” in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Luhrmann reiterated Presely’s claims to his Instagram followers, posting her on-stage boasts on Instagram.

“In my life, it’s been one disappointment after the opposite when it comes to individuals portraying my father … However let me simply let you know one thing,” Presley mentioned. “At this level, I let you know this with all my coronary heart, it’s been executed proper.”

Early “Elvis” critiques have been combined and haven’t mirrored Presley’s pleasure. Selection referred to as it “fizzy, delirious, impishly energized, compulsively watchable,” whereas IndieWire writer David Ehrlich was all shook up in trash-talking the flick, which additionally stars Tom Hanks, calling it a “nightmare” in addition to “deliriously terrible.” He added that the “159-minute eyesore” — which he gave a grade of “D” — is extra about Hanks’ Colonel Tom Parker, the longtime supervisor of the “Love Me Tender” star, and fewer about Butler’s hip-swiveling singer.

“Elvis” hits theaters on June 24.

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley
“Elvis” has obtained combined critiques from critics.
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