How to watch Elvis – can you stream the new Tom Hanks movie?

Baz Luhrmann brings the King to the silver screen, with Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in the lead roles, and we can tell you how to watch Elvis

Austin Butler in Elvis

How can you watch Elvis? Baz Luhrmann, the highly acclaimed filmmaker behind the likes of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, has now turned his attention to one of the biggest American musicians of all-time.

In Luhrmann’s drama movie, Austin Butler takes on the King of Rock’n’ Roll, Elvis Presley. The film follows the storied singer from his humble roots in Mississippi, right through to dominating the musical industy in the US and around the world. Tom Hanks leads the supporting cast, as colonel Tom Parker, Presley’s manager. As is typical of Luhrmann, the film uses an evocative aesthetic, incorporating musical elements to capture what it was like to be electrified by Presley’s swagger.

You may be wondering how to watch Elvis, and we’re pleased to inform you that you have options. Luhrmann’s biopic will be available both theatrically and on streaming, but with a gap in between the two. Unfortunately, what you get and when depends on where you live as well – sorry, film distribution isn’t always easy. That said, let’s skip the pleasantries and get to the headline performance.

How can you watch Elvis?

Elvis was available to watch in cinemas from June 24. Baz Luhrmann’s film received a wide release, becoming one of the biggest box-office hits of 2022. You can now watch Elvis on HBO Max.

Like many films over the last two years, Elvis was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The release date shifted several times, starting in October 2021 before becoming part of our cinematic summer.

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Is the Elvis movie on Netflix or Disney Plus?

Elvis is not currently on Netflix or Disney Plus, as it stands. In the US and other regions where HBO Max is available, it can be found there as with other Warner Bros. releases.

Can you stream Elvis?

Elvis is available to stream on HBO Max. The movie had a full theatrical run before moving to home media and digital platforms.

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Elvis was included in Warner Bros’s mandate of releasing its movies on streaming service HBO Max after 45-days. If you’re a resident of the United States, that means you can find it on the platform from August 8.

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