Biopic starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the King of Rock 'n' Roll, following him from his humble beginnings to his first steps into music superstardom. Growing up in a dirt-poor part of the American South, Elvis is determined to make his mark as a singer. When his raw talent is discovered by 'Colonel' Tom Parker (Randy Quaid), the young Elvis forges a new sound that conquers the world, rapidly turning him into the biggest star of the 20th century. But with his enormous fame and fortune, Elvis eventually falls prey to the lure of drink and drugs, before his humiliating death in 1977.
A fact-based television mini-series about the life of Elvis Presley, the legendary king of rock 'n' roll. Elvis The Early Years
chronicles Presley's humble beginnings through to his meteoric rise to fame. Made with the full cooperation and participation of the Elvis Presley Estate, it is the first time in a biographical film that Elvis Presley's master recordings have been heard. Irishman Jonathan Rhys Meyers puts in an exceptionally convincing performance as The King. Having already played a rock star in Velvet Goldmine
, Meyers is aptly suited to playing Elvis. His stunning performance earned him a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2005. Meyers is ably supported by Randy Quaid (Independence Day
) as 'Colonel' Tom Parker and Rose McGowan (Scream
) as Ann-Margret. Elvis The Early Years
sees a number of exceptional performances by actors who bring vitality to the enduring and often told story of the life of Elvis Presley.