Sofia Coppola has long been a cult favourite thanks to her memorable filmography that includes the likes of Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides. Now, her next film, Priscilla, is an adaptation of the best-selling 1985 memoir Elvis and Me written by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley herself.
The film will star Cailee Spaeny who takes on the titular role with Euphoria’s very own Jacob Elordi alongside her as Elvis. Who would’ve ever predicted we’d see Elordi go from Nate Jacobs to the king of rock and roll?
If you hadn’t guessed by now, the film will follow the life of Priscilla Presley as told in her memoir, with a script adapted by Coppola. Elvis and Priscilla famously met at a party in 1959 when he was 23 and she was 14. They began a courtship, which became a marriage in 1967 and had their child, Lisa Marie Presley, a year later.
“Decades after his death, millions of fans continue to worship Elvis the legend,” reads the description of Elvis and Me. “But very few knew him as Elvis the man. Here in her own words, Priscilla Presley tells the story of their love, revealing the details of their first meeting, their marriage, their affairs, their divorce, and the unbreakable bond that has remained long after his tragic death.”
The film will be distributed by A24 in the US and so far, Spaeny and Elordi are the only confirmed cast members. Filming is expected to begin in Toronto this autumn with no release date as of yet.