A New Elvis Movie All About Priscilla Presley Is On Its Way, Here’s What We Know (Including Who’s Playing Elvis This Time)

Elvis is the king

It still seems that Elvis’ fame will never fade and many people are still talking about Elvis Presley these days. I often play his music in our LA office and at my apartment. The biopic Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann, hit theaters this past summer and had everyone obsessed with the late singer. Elvis Presley was truly an iconic individual, and he was perfectly captured by Austin Butler’s performance. The story focused on Elvis’s relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker, who was played by Tom Hanks. One aspect the film did not focus on however, was Elvis’s wife Priscilla. While she was in the film, her character and their relationship were not the focus of the biopic.

Now, director Sofia Coppola is prepared to tell the complicated story of Priscilla Presley. Cailee Spaeny will be playing Priscilla, while Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi is stepping up to take on playing Elvis. With filming starting this fall, let’s get into everything we know about the upcoming film Priscilla.

8 What Is The Film Priscilla About?

Everyone knows about the extraordinary and complicated life of Elvis Presley. The film Elvis was released earlier this year, telling the story of Elvis and his relationship with his manager Colonel Tom Parker. The film did not, however, get deep into Elvis’s complicated relationship with his wife Priscilla.

Priscilla will be the focus of the upcoming film called Priscilla, as the film is based on Priscilla Presley’s memoir Elvis and Me. Fans will get a deeper look into her life as the celebrity’s wife as well as better articulate her relationship with Elvis. Everyone is excited to finally see her story get told and are looking forward to the film.

7 Austin Butler Was Incredible In Elvis

The biopic Elvis certainly paved the way for the upcoming film Priscilla to tell the story of Elvis Presley’s wife. Austin Butler played Elvis in the 2022 biopic, and he has received amazing reviews for his work in the film.

Butler underwent two years of vocal training before he began filming Elvis. He wanted to achieve the unique tone of Elvis Presley, both in his speaking voice and singing voice. Butler sings during the majority of the film, but Presley’s singing voice is spliced with Butler’s in later moments of the film. This was due to Presley’s vocal changes as he got older. Butler revealed he still talks like Elvis Presley.

6 Did Priscilla Presley Like The Film Elvis?

The Presley family has not enjoyed the perception of Elvis that has previously been marketed to the public. The biopic Elvis, however, was given the stamp of approval by Priscilla Presley herself. She appeared at the premiere of the film as well as standing by Elvis star Austin Butler at numerous events.

Priscilla Presley shared on Instagram her thoughts of the film Elvis. “I relived every moment in this film,” she wrote on the social media app. “It took me a few days to overcome the emotions.”

5 Who Is Playing Priscilla Presley In Priscilla?

Priscilla Presley is the famous ex-wife of the singing-sensation Elvis Presley. Fans got a glimpse into Priscilla in the Elvis biopic Elvis earlier this year. In the film, which starred Austin Butler as Elvis Presley and Tom Hanks as manager Colonel Tom Parker, Priscilla was played by Olivia DeJonge.

In Priscilla, however, another actress will get the chance to play Priscilla Presley. Cailee Spaeny will be playing Priscilla. She recently starred in the television series The First Lady, in which she played Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

4 Jacob Elordi To Play Elvis In Priscilla

Coming off of Austin Butler’s incredible performance of Elvis Presley in the biopic Elvis, Jacob Elordi certainly has his work cut out for him. Elordi will be stepping into the king of rock ‘n roll’s shoes in the upcoming film Priscilla.

Elordi has made a name for himself through his acting in streaming service productions. He played Noah Flynn, the love interest in Netlfix’s film franchise The Kissing Booth. Elordi is most known for his work as Nate Jacobs in HBO’s Euphoria. The television show stars Zendaya, who has won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the role.

3 Sofia Coppola Is Directing Priscilla Film

Priscilla is the return film of director Sofia Coppola. She has not directed a full-length film since On The Rocks, which starred Parks and Recreation’s Rashida Jones and Bill Murray. The film was released on Apple TV+ in 2020. Coppola won an Oscar in 2003 for Best Original Screenplay for her film Lost in Translation.

Coppola has said that Cailee Spaeny was her first choice for the role of Priscilla Presley. Jacob Elordi, however, went through the auditioning process with Cappola for the role of Elvis.

2 Is Priscilla Presley Involved With Priscilla?

Given that the film is based on her life, it is no surprise that fans are wondering if Priscilla Presley will be involved in the creation of the film Priscilla. The film is based on Priscilla’s memoir Elvis and Me and will take a closer look into her relationship with Elvis during their marriage. Director Sophia Coppola was the one, however, to adapt and write the script for the film.

Priscilla Presley’s involvement is a little unclear, so fans will likely have to wait until the film’s release to see if she will give her stamp of approval on the story and its accuracy.

1 When Will Priscilla Hit Theaters?

Unfortunately for die-hard Elvis Presley fans, they will have to wait a while to see these iconic people on the big screen again. Elvis, which starred Austin Butler and Tom Hanks, was released earlier in 2022, so the makers of Priscilla want some space between the films.

Filming for Priscilla is set to start this fall in Toronto. Once production begins, they will likely release a teaser trailer next year. Fans are looking forward to finally getting a glimpse into the production of Priscilla.

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