Priscilla Presley steals spotlight as she nets own biopic for $1M

The Priscilla Presley movie will be directed by Sofia Coppola and star newcomer Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla and 'Euphoria' star Jacob Elordi as Elvis Presley

Priscilla Presley steals spotlight as she nets own biopic for $1M
The upcoming Elvis Presley and Priscilla Presley biopic will be based on their love story (Hulton Archive/Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: Priscilla Presley plans to take over the spotlight this time after she was moved to tears by Baz Luhrmann’s movie 'Elvis' named after her late husband Elvis Presley, which features his life story but now Priscilla has stolen away the spotlight as she nets a $1 million for her own biopic 'Priscilla'.

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The movie will focus on Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis from her perspective and will be based on her bestselling 1985 memoir 'Elvis and Me'. The movie is directed and written by Oscar winner Sofia Coppola who describes the script as "intimate" and covers the view which was not offered in the Elvis movie. "It's a love story, 'it starts when they fall in love and ends when their love story ends,'" a source told Daily Mail

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American rock n' roll singer and actor Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) with his bride Priscilla Beaulieu after their wedding in Las Vegas.
Elvis Presley with his bride Priscilla Beaulieu after their wedding in Las Vegas (Keystone/Getty Images)

Priscilla met the 'King of Rock and Roll' Elvis when she was 14 and initially they became conducted in a penpal romance as Priscilla was living in Germany and Elvis was living in America. At the age of 17 Priscilla moved in with Elvis at his parents' house. The 22-year-old Priscilla got married to Elvis who is 10 years older than her in Vegas in 1967. They had their one and only child, Lisa Marie Presley in 1968, but after six years into their marriage, the couple divorced each other in 1973. Now after 50 years Priscilla Presley's marriage to Elvis will rekindle on the big screen for the audience only to see the love story from her narrative. Priscilla confessed her marriage to Elvis failed because he was "unfaithful." Priscilla left Elvis after she fell in love with a karate instructor and the King of Rock and Roll died at the age of 42 due to a heart attack.

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Singer Elvis Presley poses for a studio portrait.
Singer Elvis Presley poses for a studio portrait (Liaison)

The movie will star 'Mare of Easttown’s' newcomer Cailee Spaeny who will be playing Priscilla Presley and 'Euphoria' star Jacob Elordi, an Australian will play Elvis Presley and the movie will soon begin its shooting in Canada. "Director Coppola is also producing the project, in tandem with Lorenzo Miele of The Apartment (a Fremantle company) and A24. Charles Finch, the British publisher and producer, is also co-producing, through his Sony-based film company Standalone," sources reported. Further revenue will come from Licensing Elvis' songs. Baz Luhrmann’s version of Elvis staring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks gained $20 million in music alone. Whilst Elvis will be back on screen soon as a cartoon in an adult animation. The Netflix series, created by Sony Pictures Animation, shows Elvis joining a secret government spy program, while still carrying on with his day job. Character designer Rob Valley told an animation festival in Annecy, France, in June, "I wanted him to look adorable and dangerous." Priscilla Presley who is also is an executive producer of the show says she is concerned about the script, she says sometimes the script makes her go, "God, Elvis would never say that!"

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