Elvis Presley gets the Hollywood treatment, again, with Sofia Coppola’s new A24 movie Priscilla
Obviously, fans of the musical icon and Sofia Coppola herself will have an eye on the cast of “Priscilla,” especially after Austin Butler and Olivia DeJonge brought both roles to such vivid life in the recent “Elvis” biopic. Along these lines, Deadline also reports that Cailee Spaeny has always been Coppola’s first choice for Priscilla and has been officially brought in. Spaeny is a somewhat familiar face who has been seen in recent films such as ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’, ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’, ‘On the Basis of Sex’ and most recently on the Showtime series ‘The First lady”. As for Elvis, the filmmaker courted several up-and-coming actors before finally stumbling upon Jacob Elordi, best known for his roles in Netflix’s ‘The Kissing Booth’ trilogy and HBO’s ‘Euphoria’.
A24 will distribute the film in North America, while Stage 6 Films/Sony Pictures International Releasing will handle worldwide distribution (excluding Italy, where Vision Distribution will take over before becoming a Sky exclusive). Fans of Coppola’s work will be delighted to hear that she’s reassembling the backstage crew again, joined by her cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd (“On the Rocks,” “The Beguiled”), editor Sarah Flack, production designer Tamara Deverell and costume designer Stacey Battat. Of course, this will mark the filmmaker’s last partnership with A24 after previous tours on “The Bling Ring” and “On the Rocks.”
Stay tuned to /Film for more details on “Priscilla” as they arrive.