Director Baz Luhrmann, actors Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, and others explore the life and legacy of Elvis Presley and the making of awards contender Elvis in Warner Bros Pictures’ 30-minute special Just a Boy From Tupelo: Bringing Elvis To The Big Screen.
The featurette, which can be watched above, goes behind the scenes of Elvis to explore the making of the Bafta and Oscar-nominated film, and to examine Elvis’s enduring legacy as a rebel. The special features an interview with childhood friend Sam Bell.
Elvis has earned nine Bafta Film Award nominations, including best film, leading actor for Butler, and cinematography – making director of photography Mandy Walker only the second woman in history to be nominated in the category. It is also nominated for sound, editing, production design, costume, make up & hair, and casting.
In addition to its nine Bafta nominations, Butler won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama and has been nominated for a SAG Award; Elvis has received eight Academy Award nods, a wide array of Guild nominations including PGA, two Grammy Award nominations, and was included on 22 Top Films of the Year lists, including AFI’s Top Ten Films of the Year.