Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi are entering into some iconic footwear as Priscilla and Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Priscilla’s 1985 memoir, “Elvis and Me.” The movie, “Priscilla,” which Coppola wrote and directed, will probably be distributed by A24 in North America. “Priscilla” premiered on the Venice Movie Pageant on Sept. 4, and Priscilla, who serves as an govt producer on the film, was in attendance as properly.
Coppola is understood for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette,” and beforehand labored with A24 on “On the Rocks” and “The Bling Ring.” “Priscilla” comes on the heels of Baz Luhrmann’s 2022 movie “Elvis,” which featured Austin Butler because the titular star and Olivia DeJonge as his spouse. Butler was nominated for an Oscar for his function.
Priscilla first met Elvis Presley in 1959 when she was 14 years outdated, and he was 24 and serving within the military in Germany. Priscilla moved to the US to be with him in 1963, and the pair have been married from 1967 till 1973. “Elvis and Me” describes her relationship with the icon, spanning their assembly, their marriage and daughter, his infidelity, their eventual divorce, and his demise.
The movie’s first trailer dropped on June 21, giving us a style of what is to come back by means of numerous blink-and-you’ll-miss-it snippets of scenes from the movie. They embody Priscilla making use of her ’60s-style winged liner and aerosol hairspray, watching Elvis play the piano in awe, visiting Graceland, getting married, and extra. The one little bit of dialogue comes on the very finish of the 45-second clip, with Priscilla’s mom asking her, “What about the boys at school? There must be some handsome ones,” alluding to the forbidden nature of her and Elvis’s relationship in its early levels.
Take a look at all the things we learn about “Priscilla,” together with the brand new trailer, forward.
“Priscilla” Launch Date
“Priscilla” will premiere on the Venice Movie Pageant on Sept. 4 and can hit theaters on Oct. 27.
Selection first reported Spaeny and Elordi’s casting on Sept. 12, 2022. Spaeny is finest recognized for her roles in “Mare of Easttown” and “Bad Times at the El Royale,” whereas Elordi stars in “Euphoria” and appeared in “The Kissing Booth.”
What Has Priscilla Presley Mentioned About “Priscilla”?
“Priscilla” premiered on Sept. 4 on the Venice Movie Pageant, and in a press convention that day, Priscilla mirrored on her relationship with Elvis and mentioned the expertise of watching the film. “It’s very difficult to sit and watch a film about you and about your life and about your love,” she mentioned, per Insider. “Sofia did an amazing job. She did her homework.”
She additionally mirrored on watching the movie, noting that the ending was difficult to sit down by means of. “So, we built a relationship, and then our relationship went on until I left. And it wasn’t because I didn’t love him. He was the love of my life,” she mentioned, per Insider.
She went on to debate her relationship with the icon, describing herself as a “listener” for Elvis, who would “pour his heart out” to her. “I was the person who really sat there to listen and to comfort him,” she mentioned. “That was really our connection. Even though I was 14, I was actually a little bit older in life, not in numbers, and that was the attraction.”
She additionally addressed a couple of issues concerning the particulars of their relationship, resembling their much-discussed age hole. “People think, ‘Oh, it was sex, it was this.’ Not at all,” she mentioned. “I never had sex with him. He was very kind, very soft, very loving. But he also respected the fact I was only 14 years old. We were more in line in thought, and that was our relationship,” Priscilla mentioned. “I don’t know why he put so much trust in me, but he did.”
In June, Priscilla revealed that she is a fan of Coppola and mentioned she was trying ahead to the film. “I am excited about the interpretation of my book by the masterful Sofia Coppola,” she wrote on Instagram. “She has such an extraordinary perspective and I have always been such an admirer of her work. I’m certain this movie will take everyone on an emotional journey.”
Then, in an Aug. 23 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Priscilla as soon as once more threw her help behind Coppola. “I’m so nervous because it’s my life,” she mentioned of the film. “The people who are watching, they’re living it with you, and you hope and pray that they get it. They get your feelings, your hurts, your sensitivity.” In the end, although, Priscilla mentioned she trusts Coppola together with her story. “. . .I just got who she was and I felt that she could get me,” she mentioned. Citing the truth that Coppola additionally grew up within the orbit of a larger-than-life artist — her father, Francis Ford Coppola — Priscilla mentioned she felt Coppola may perceive a few of what she went by means of. “I thought, we have different stories, but she could understand this better than any writer because she kind of lived it in her own way,” Priscilla added.
Elvis’s property, nonetheless, hasn’t been as approving. The property slammed the biopic in June, telling Web page Six that the movie was “horrible” and a “money grab.” Coppola additionally advised The Hollywood Reporter that the property didn’t grant her the rights to Elvis’s music. “They don’t like projects that they haven’t originated, and they’re protective of their brand,” she mentioned. “But that made us be more creative.”