After a biopic on Elvis, it is his ex-wife who will be in the spotlight in “Priscilla”. But this one, signed Sofia Coppola, will not include any of the famous singer’s pieces.
Coppola soon to return with Priscilla
Sofia Coppola will soon unveil her new feature film, Priscilla. For her new project, the director chose to focus on the life of Elvis’ ex-wife. It was based on the book Elvis and me, written by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley herself and Sandra Harmon. In it, the singer’s former wife recounts the years spent at his side.
To play Priscilla Presley, Coppola chose a relatively unknown actress so far: Cailee Spaeny. After being played by Austin Butler in the Baz Luhrmann biopic released last year, Elvis is this time played by Jacob Elordi. As for the other supporting roles, Coppola also relied on actors who are still little-known. We can cite for example Dagmara Domińczyk, Jorja Cadence, Josette Halpert, Emily Mitchell and Luke Humphrey.
No Elvis song in the film
Before the release of her film, Sofia Coppola gave a long interview to The Hollywood Reporter alongside Priscilla Presley herself. And the director and screenwriter notably revealed that her feature film did not include an Elvis song. She explained thatshe had nevertheless asked to use his music to Elvis Presley Enterprises, which owns the rights. But he was refused this request.
To explain Elvis Presley Enterprises’ decision, the director and screenwriter states that the company “does not like projects of which she is not at the origin.“Sofia Coppola, however, assures that this refusal was a blessing in disguise. Because she explains that this forced her and her team to “be more creative” For the movie. For that, the filmmaker notably called on her husband’s group, Phoenix. He thus signed a large number of the music of Priscilla. Including a cover of ” Venus “a song heard by Elvis and Priscilla when they met.
Priscilla will come out next October 27 in the USA. However, the film does not yet have a release date in France. We may have to wait many more months before we can find out.