Elvis Presley's granddaughter, Riley Keough, admitted that the new biopic on “The King” affected her deeply. Keough, an actress own her own right, was at the Cannes Film Festival for both the Elvis screening as well as the premiere of her directorial debut, War Pony.
Elvis, which opens on June 24th, was directed by Baz Luhrmann with Austin Butler portraying Elvis and Tom Hanks as the legendary Col. Tom Parker.
AFP reported Keough spoke about the Elvis film at Cannes telling the crowd she had watched the film with her mother, Lisa Marie Presley and her grandmother, Priscilla Presley: “It was a very emotional experience. There's a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started around there. It was a very intense experience. The first movie I ever watched in a theater where I knew I wanted to make movies was Moulin Rouge! when I was 12. That made me emotional and I started crying five minutes in, and didn't stop, so I need to watch it again.”