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19th Feb 2022

An Elvis biopic and 7 more big trailers you might have missed this week

Stephen Porzio

Elvis is coming to the cinema.

Welcome back to JOE’s trailer column, your weekly round-up of the biggest teasers in the world of film and TV.

Now, as typical, we already covered some notable new trailers in separate articles – including the ones for the Doctor Strange sequel and Nope, the latest horror from writer-director Jordan Peele.

We also spotlighted the upcoming documentary shows Bad Vegan from Netflix and MotoGP Unlimited from Prime Video.

As always though, there were plenty of other major teasers released this week, which we’ve compiled here for your viewing pleasure.


Clip via Warner Bros UK & Ireland

Kicking off with movies, arguably the biggest trailer to drop this week was for this musical biopic all about the life of Elvis Presley.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) and starring Austin Butler (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) as Elvis and two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Tom Parker, this looks like an epic and stylish movie that’s worthy of The King.

It is set to be released in Irish cinemas on 24 June.

Deep Water

Clip via Amazon Prime Video UK

Filmmaker Adrian Lyne, best known for erotic thrillers like Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful, is returning to cinema after a 20-year absence with this adaptation of a Patricia Highsmith novel.

The long-awaited Deep Water – JOE wrote about it in 2019 – stars Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck as a married couple who have fallen out of love and begin playing deadly mind games against one another.

Based on the steamy teaser, it looks like a return to the genre and themes that made Lyne famous, with the film to drop on Amazon Prime Video on 18 March.


Clip via Hulu

While the enigmatic teaser for Jordan Peele’s Nope was the biggest horror trailer to drop in the past seven days, Fresh certainly looks like something fans of the genre will also enjoy.

Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as a young woman who thinks she has met the perfect guy (Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy) until he reveals his “unusual appetites” to her.

Currently sitting on an 85% score on Rotten Tomatoes following its Sundance premiere earlier this year, it will be available to stream in Ireland on Disney+ from 4 March.

Hustle / Windfall

Clips via Netflix

Netflix dropped trailers for two of its big upcoming films this week.

The first to be released on 18 March is thriller Windfall, which is about an arrogant tech billionaire (recent Oscar-nominee Jesse Plemons) and his wife (Lily Collins) who are held hostage by a mysterious man (Jason Segel) at their vacation home.

Arriving later to the streamer is Hustle, a sports drama about a former basketball scout (Adam Sandler) who tries to revive his career by recruiting a player from overseas to play in the NBA.

Another serious role for Sandler after his terrific work in recent years in The Meyerowitz Stories and Uncut Gems, Hustle lands on the service on 10 June.


Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

George MacKay (1917) stars in this Irish-Polish drama as a man who believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body that is sent to a clinic by his family.

There, he is forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of “curative” therapies at the hands of the Zookeeper (Paddy Considine) but forms a close bond with an enigmatic patient known as Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp).

Wolf is out in Irish cinemas on 18 March, although you can catch it first at the Dublin International Film Festival on 4 March.

Bridgerton Season 2

Clip via Netflix

Moving on TV, Netflix’s smash hit series Bridgerton is back soon for a second season of high society drama and steamy romance.

Switching its focus to Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his quest for love, the show returns on 25 March.


Clip via ITV

Last but not least, this four-part series is based on Graham Norton’s debut novel about a Garda (Conleth Hill) in a West Cork village who is called on to solve a serious crime for the first time in his career.

Boasting an incredible cast of Irish talent including Brenda Fricker, Charlene McKenna, Helen Behan, Olwen Fouéré, Pauline McLynn, Siobhán McSweeney and JOE alumnus and sketch comedian Michael Fry, Holding will premiere on ITV sometime in March.

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