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chosen to play Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s new film about the singer’s wife

It will be the actor Jacob Elordi interpret Elvis Presley in the movie Priscillarealized by Sophie Coppola and featuring Cailee Spaeny (already seen in 7 strangers at El Royale And Murder in Easttown) as the …

Sofia Coppola Elvis Presley Priscilla

It will be the actor Jacob Elordi interpret Elvis Presley in the movie Priscillarealized by Sophie Coppola and featuring Cailee Spaeny (already seen in 7 strangers at El Royale And Murder in Easttown) as the only wife of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Priscilla Anne Wagner.

The film is inspired by the 1985 book titled Elvis and me, written by Priscilla Beaulieu (this was the surname of the woman’s adoptive father) Presley. The director of lost in translation And Marie Antoinette, who also wrote the screenplay for the adaptation, has been working on it for a long time and will begin filming in Toronto one fall after casting wraps. Spaeny has always been the first choice for the role of Priscilla Presleywhile the casting for the role of Presley lasted a long time before arriving at the choice of Elordi, one of the stars of the series Euphoria.

Cailee Spaeny. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Jacob Elordi. Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO

The Italian is also one of the producers of the film Lorenzo Miéli of The apartment, in collaboration with Fremantle Company, Sony Stage 6 Films and American Zoetrope. The film will be distributed in Italy by Visual broadcast and it will be a Sky exclusive.

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Priscilla will benefit from the contribution of many regular Coppola collaborators: Philip the Deaf will work on the film as director of photography, Stacey Battat will be the costumer, Sarah Flack the editor Tamara Deverell will appear as a set designer.

The film’s distribution in North America will be there A24the third collaboration with the director after Bling ring And On the rocks. Elvis was recently played by Austin Butler in Baz Luhrmann’s film, whose performance was hailed by the real Priscilla Presley (played in this case by Olivia DeJonge), while Sofia Coppola is also currently developing a series based on the book. . The custom of the country by Edith Wharton, whose casting has not yet been announced.

Photo: Getty (Pascal Le segretain; Getty Archives)

Source: Variety

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