Few figures in American culture are as respected and well-known as Elvis Presley. With his music and personality, the true legend conquered the United States and the rest of the globe, making such a lasting effect that tales about him still exist today.
An illustration of that occurred this year, when the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-nominated picture, Elvis, sent Elvis Mania sweeping around the globe once more. The movie was Warner Bros.
Discovery’s biggest hit. Additionally, it served as a springboard for the career of its star, Austin Butler, who was recognised for his dedication with several accolades and nominations.
Sofia Coppola will share her version of the Elvis narrative this year, and it is to be expected that she will approach the topic in a unique way.
When Will ‘Priscilla’ Be Available for Purchase?
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Originally scheduled to open in theatres in October 2023, Priscilla has been rescheduled for November 3, 2023.
Does ‘Priscilla’ Have a Trailer?
A24 debuted the first official trailer for Priscilla on June 21, 2023.
Despite having virtually no speech, the 45-second teaser does provide us with enough information on what to expect from the next movie.
On October 26, a brand-new sneak peek featurette was released, in which the actors discussing the process of becoming the movie’s recognisable lead characters.
Who Is ‘Priscilla’s’ Cast Members?
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Priscilla Presley will be portrayed by Cailee Spaeny, who previously starred as the lead in the Blumhouse horror sequel The Craft: Legacy. In this version, Jacob Elordi from Euphoria will play Elvis Presley.
Elordi is already in excellent company since Elvis has been portrayed by a number of performers over the years, including Matthew McConaughey in the Netflix cartoon series where Elvis is a spy and Austin Butler in last year’s Oscar-winning performance.
In addition, Jorja Cadence as Patsy Presley, Tim Post (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Vernon Presley, Emily Mitchell (Women Talking) as Lisa Marie Presley, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll (Ghosts) as Alan “Hog Ears” Fortas, and Luke Humphrey (See) as Terry West are among the cast members.
What is the ‘Priscilla’ Plot?
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One of the most contentious issues in the rock star’s personal life is his relationship with Priscilla.
According to Coppola, the film would mostly centre on Priscilla Presley, with Elvis practically serving as a supporting character and having very little of a role in the film’s professional career.
However, the number of warning signs in their relationship and its eventual outcome provide the ideal balance of dramatic tension, allowing for both highs and lows while also catching some genuine human moments between the larger-than-life characters.
Coppola said the following on narrating the Priscilla story:
I recently got around to speak about the book with a buddy who was talking about her. Her tale impacted me much when I read it again.
I had a five-month shoot scheduled to begin this massive Edith Wharton project, which seemed incredibly intimidating.
After encountering several obstacles, I made the decision to focus on creating a single film based on a single premise.
Priscilla’s account and her viewpoint on what it was like to grow up as a teenager at Graceland piqued my curiosity. She resembled Marie Antoinette in that she was experiencing every stage of young womanhood in such a magnified setting.”
Who is producing ‘Priscilla’?
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Sofia Coppola is directing the movie as usual from a screenplay she developed based on Priscilla Presley’s autobiography.
With every picture she creates, the writer-director infuses a strong personal element and manages the whole production process; Priscilla is no exception.
Coppola serves as an executive producer on the movie, with Chris Hatcher and Priscilla Presley, and producers Lorenzo Mieli (The Hand of God) and Youree Henley (The Lighthouse).
The film’s principal director of photography was Philippe Le Sourd, a renowned cinematographer best recognised for his outstanding work in Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster.
Priscilla is being edited by Sofia Coppola’s longtime colleague Sarah Flack, who has worked with Coppola on several of her films since Lost in Translation.
‘Priscilla’: When and Where Did It Film?
The project’s initial announcement in September 2022 included Spaeny and Elrodi’s casting as the main actors. Filming for Priscilla largely took place in Toronto, Canada, and began in October 2022.
Sofia Coppola posted a behind-the-scenes photo of Spaeny and Elrodi dressed as Priscilla and Elvis on Instagram in December 2022. The filming ended soon after.