It seems almost three months ago moviegoers were heading to their local cinema to see Elvis, the last of Baz Luhrmann’s films. Oh wait, that was actually so long ago. Well, next Elvis collecting over $283 million worldwide and becoming available to HBO Max subscribers, it was announced that another film about the King of Rock has been released. Even better, we know who will be playing Elvis Presley this time around.
A24 teams up with director Sofia Coppola on Priscillabased on the 1985 memoir Elvis and me by Priscilla Presley, who was married to the singer from 1967 to 1973 and Sandra Harmon. Jacob Elordi, best known for Netflix kissing kiosk films and his role on HBO Euphoriawill play Elvis Presley, while Cailee Spaeny, who recently played Anna Roosevelt Halstead on the Showtime series The first lady, was cast as Priscilla Presley, originally known as Priscilla Beaulieu. In addition to his helm duties, Coppola also worked on Priscillathe script.
According to Deadline, Sofia Coppola was looking to tackle Priscilla “for a while” as its 2020 Apple TV+ movie follow-up On the rocks, which also hailed from A24 and featured Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. Although Coppola reportedly met with a number of actors for the role of Elvis Presley, Cailee Spaeny was the only actress she had in mind to play Priscilla Presley. Coppola first collaborated with A24 in 2013 The bling ringand she also has an upcoming TV adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel The custom of the country set up in the production company.
Although The societyOlivia DeJonge had a major supporting role as Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann Elvisclearly Priscilla will see Cailee Spaeny’s version of her and Jacob Elordi’s Elvis Presley share more equal status with each other. the original Elvis and me The memoir, which came out eight years after the king of rock’s death, detailed how Priscilla met Elvis, their marriage and what led to their separation. Together they had Lisa Marie Presley, born in 1968. This will actually be the second time Elvis and me was adapted, as it had already been made into a TV movie of the same name that aired in 1988.
Priscilla is on track to begin filming this fall in Toronto, and while it might be close to getting it ready for the 2023 movie schedule, there might be a chance that Sofia Coppola’s new film could barely make the cut before the end of next year rather than be saved for 2024. Whether that happens or not, Priscilla will see Coppola reunite with a number of his former collaborators, including cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, costume designer Stacey Battat, editor Sarah Flack and production designer Tamara Deverell.
With PriscillaProduction on is due to begin before the end of 2022, with the coming weeks likely bringing announcements of other cast members joining Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny. While we wait for that information, find out which 2022 movies are currently showing at a theater near you.