Iconic Elvis Movie Is Leaving Hulu at Year’s End

by Josh Lanier
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Time is running out to stream one of Elvis Presley’s classic movies. The 1962 musical comedy Girls! Girls! Girls! will leave the building — err, Hulu — when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve.

The Golden Globe-nominated movie is Elvis Presley’s 11th film. The King plays Ross Carpenter, a Hawaiian fishing guide who dreams of owning a boat someday. That hope is never closer than after his boss announces he plans to retire, giving Elvis a chance to buy his boat, the Westwind. But things get complicated after Presley, Stella Stevens, and Laurel Goodwin get caught in a love triangle.

Girls! opened at No. 1 at the box office, and finished the year in the top 20. But critics gave it mostly negative reviews. The movie has a 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. A little less than half of the audience gave the movie a favorable rating.

The movie is one of several films that will leave Hulu on Saturday. Con Air, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and Shrek 2 will also disappear. Though, Girls!, Girls!, Girls! will reappear on Paramount+ on Jan. 1.

But Hulu will add several movies as well, including the John Wayne classic Hondo and the beloved Once Upon a Time in the West. You can see a full list here.

Fans Get First Look at Elvis Presley Biopic

Baz Luhrmann last month shared a sneak peek at his long-awaited Elvis Presley biopic Elvis. The movie stars Austin Butler as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Tom Hanks plays his manager Colonel Tom Parker. Elvis follows Presley’s rise from a poor farm boy into the biggest music star ever and his sometimes tense relationship with Parker.

Warner Bros scheduled the movie for release on June 3, 2022, but delayed it until June 22. It’s unclear why the studio pushed it back. Elvis also won’t appear immediately on HBO Max like the rest of the movie’s studios’ new releases.

Elvis Presley fans have been waiting on this film for years. COVID-19 forced producers to delay production on the project. But they have high hopes for the sweeping epic that will cover 20 years of Presley’s life.

Loanna Parker, Tom Parker’s widow, approved of Tom Hanks playing her husband. Loanna died last year but told TMZ before she passed that she believes Hanks would accurately portray Tom Parker’s relationship with Elvis.

“I have great faith in Tom Hanks’ sincerity, and his integrity,” she said. “I just pray that he wouldn’t do anything less than the truth.

“There’s fictionalization out there that Colonel took more from Elvis than he should have. He never did,” she continued. “Elvis was his only artist. He did everything for him. He did publicity, he did advertising, he did all of that. Financially, it was fair — it was very fair. They were partners.”

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