Hannah Bailey (Young Priscilla Presley)Henley Brown (Child Elvis Presley)Nadia Cavelle (Ginger)Dar Dash (Larry Geller)Freya Evans (Young Gladys Presley)Ray Eves (Vernon Presley)Max Jorquera (Younger Elvis Presley)Nicole Massie (Gladys Presley)Eric Meyers (Narrator)Darryl Peek (Colonel Tom Parker)Ben Portsmouth (Older Elvis Presley)Kalan Wooley (Child Elvis Presley)
Are You Lonesome Tonight? follows Presley's familiar path from a poor Southern boy captivated by both white gospel music and the R&B of the Black community all the way to an obese 42-year-old who, in 1977, suffered a fatal heart attack fueled by prescription drugs. Among the many music clips along the way: the young singer's galvanizing 1956 appearance in Tupelo, Mississippi, before 20,000 screaming teens and a deeply moving rendition of "Unchained Melody" in Rapid City, South Dakota, months before his death. But Lonesome veers from the usual account with a POV suggesting that several Presley traits - the need for adulation from his fans, the sense that he was undeserving of his fame, the extravagance and indulgence of every desire - covered a deep survivor's guilt and emptiness.