Riley Keough was in tears after Austin Butler’s performance as grandfather Elvis Presley in a new biopic

Actress and filmmaker Riley Keough has admitted she couldn’t stop crying while watching Austin Butler play Elvis Presley in the upcoming movie elvis

Baz Luhrmann’s film charts the music legend’s rise to fame in the 1950s, along with his complex relationship with his manager.

Appearance at the Cannes Film Festival – her directorial debut there war pony was screened – Keough, Presley’s granddaughter, praised Butler’s performance.

“There’s a lot of family and generational trauma that started back then for our family,” she said during one diversity Panel “Women on the move”.

“I was honored that they worked so hard to really get his essence, to feel his essence. Austin captured that so beautifully,” she continued.

Keough, who watched the film with her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, and grandmother, Priscilla Presley, added, “It wasn’t like I distrusted Baz in any way, but you’re protective of your family.

“I started crying after five minutes and wouldn’t stop.”

(AP)

Keough’s approval joins that of her grandmother, who shared Priscilla on Instagram earlier this month, writing, “I’ve seen elvis the movie, I watched the trailer over a dozen times.

“But the words I heard from my daughter about how much she loved the film and how Riley will love it too when she sees it brought tears.”

Priscilla went on to call the project “nicely done.”

elvis is scheduled to hit theaters on June 24th.

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