Entertainment Movies Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, and More 'Elvis' Stars Attend the Australian Premiere of Baz Luhrmann's Biopic Austin Butler plays Elvis Presley opposite Olivia DeJonge's Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, which hits theaters on June 24 By Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is a Staff Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 4, 2022 03:52 PM Share Tweet Pin Email From left: Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Baz Luhrmann and Tom Hanks in June. Photo: Chris Hyde/Getty The team behind Elvis has officially gone Down Under! On Friday evening, Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, and other film stars attended the Australian red carpet premiere for their new Elvis Presley biopic. The stars posed for solo photographs, as well as a group shot that featured Elvis director, Baz Luhrmann at the Event Cinemas Pacific Fair in Queensland. Austin Butler's 'Sexy' Elvis Performance Applauded by Critics Despite Movie Earning Mixed Reviews For the nighttime outing, Hanks, 65, looked dapper in a gray suit and white dress shirt, which he paired with a set of black suede shoes. Tom Hanks. Chris Hyde/Getty Butler, 30, looked classically cool in a glittering black jacket, which he wore on top of a black dress shirt that was left unbuttoned at the top. He completed the look with a pair of black boots. Aussie native DeJonge, 24, wore a white suit composed of a slim blazer and oversized pants. The star opted for a pair of silver heels with large platforms. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Luhrmann, 59, meanwhile, went all out, wearing a black shirt and jacket alongside a pair of bright pink pants. Chris Hyde/Getty The filmmaker's accessory pieces were just as important, as he donned a pearl necklace and a bedazzled belt embroidered with "Elvis" written across it. Austin Butler Says He Put His 'Life on Pause for Two Years' to Prepare to Play Elvis Elvis previously debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last month. In the project, Butler stars as the late music icon, Hanks portrays his manager Colonel Parker, and DeJonge plays the role of Priscilla Presley. The film chronicles Elvis' "rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and the loss of innocence in America," according to Warner Bros. Want to get the biggest stories from PEOPLE every weekday? Subscribe to our new podcast, PEOPLE Every Day, to get the essential celebrity, entertainment and human interest news stories Monday through Friday. During a press event earlier this year, Luhrmann said he was inspired to make a movie about Presley due to "musical icons in my life that were so important to me." Chris Hyde/Getty "I was an Elvis fan but I don't know that that fan-hood was in any way the reason I wanted to do Elvis," he said. "But the truth is that in this modern era, the life of Elvis couldn't be a better canvas to explore America in the '50s and '60s. That's what drew me in, that and a guy named Col. Tom Parker." Of casting Butler as The King, Luhrmann previously told The Hollywood Reporter that he knew he "couldn't make this film if the casting wasn't absolutely right, and we searched thoroughly for an actor with the ability to evoke the singular natural movement and vocal qualities of this peerless star, but also the inner vulnerability of the artist." Elvis hits theaters on June 24.