Sofia Coppola to Direct Priscilla Presley Biopic, Cailee Spaeny Will Star


Priscilla Presley is coming back to the big screen, and this time, she’s taking center stage. After being portrayed by Olivia DeJonge in “Elvis” earlier this year, the businesswoman, actress, and former wife of Elvis Presley is getting the biopic treatment from an Oscar-winning filmmaker. Sahu Newsreports that Sofia Coppola is set to write and direct “Priscilla.”

An adaptation of “Elvis and Me,” Presley’s 1985 memoir, the film will recall Presley’s life with Elvis. The pair met in 1959, when Presley was just 14 years old. They wed in 1967. The “Naked Gun” star is the co-founder of Elvis Presley Enterprises, the company behind Graceland.

Cailee Spaeny, whose credits include “Mare of Easttown” and “The Craft: Legacy,” has been tapped to star in “Priscilla,” which is scheduled to shoot this fall.

Coppola most recently helmed “On the Rocks,” a 2020 comedy starring Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. She won an Oscar for penning the screenplay for “Lost in Translation,” for which she also earned a nod for directing. Her other credits include “The Beguiled,” “Marie Antoinette,” and “The Virgin Suicides.”

Originally published at womenandhollywood.com

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