TL;DR news on Austin Butler at April 22, 2023

In 2019, when Butler got the part, beating out Harry Styles and Ansel Elgort, Hollywood arched a collective eyebrow. Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio and Denzel Washington have been offering Butler advice and lobbying behind the scenes on his behalf. When we met early this month in Beverly Hills, Calif., Butler was running late, in part because a TMZ videographer had ambushed him. All of which heightens the pressure on Butler. Butler started taking acting lessons when he was in his early teens. In fact, it appears as if it was Gerber, looking stunning in a red gown, who grabbed Butler's face with both hands and planted a wet one on the budding actor. Earlier this month, Butler and Presley posed together at the 2022 Met Gala in New York City, where she told Vogue's livestream that she loved the movie. Butler and Gerber were first linked back in December after they were spotted leaving a yoga class together. Austin's girlfriend was also in attendance at the premiere! A new trailer for the movie was just released and the soundtrack listing was also revealed. FYI: Austin is wearing Celine with Cartier jewelry. The director of the biopic, Baz Luhrmann, talked to Entertainment Weekly about how he discovered Austin Butler for this part.