Cailee Spaeny in Priscilla trailer
Sofia Coppola’s “Priscilla” Explores a Fresh Perspective on Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Romance
Renowned director Sofia Coppola is set to present a unique cinematic portrayal of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s relationship in her upcoming film “Priscilla,” coming just one year after Baz Luhrmann’s biopic “Elvis.”
Starring Jacob Elordi from “Euphoria” as Elvis and Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla, “Priscilla” is based on the 1986 memoir “Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll,” co-written by Priscilla Presley and author Sandra Harmon. In an exciting twist, Priscilla Presley herself is actively involved as a producer on the project, as revealed by Coppola in an interview with Vogue.
The recently released trailer gives audiences a glimpse into the captivating genesis of Elvis and Priscilla’s relationship. Quick cuts showcase the mesmerizing moments when they first laid eyes on each other, their initial date, and their visits to Elvis’s iconic Graceland mansion in Memphis.
This new film is the latest addition to the rich history of on-screen portrayals of Elvis, following Luhrmann’s critically acclaimed 2022 “Elvis” movie, which featured Austin Butler as the legendary musician and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla. Priscilla Presley wholeheartedly supported Luhrmann’s film, expressing her admiration for the project on social media and attending various premieres and awards events in person.
While the previous biopic was well-received, the upcoming “Priscilla” promises to offer a fresh perspective on the romance between the King of Rock N’ Roll and his beloved Priscilla. Priscilla herself has praised Jacob Elordi’s acting skills, expressing her confidence in Sofia Coppola’s directorial prowess and looking forward to the film’s release.
Scheduled to hit theaters in October, “Priscilla” holds the promise of delving into the profound connection between two legendary figures, bringing their captivating love story to the silver screen once again.