Jacob Elordi is just a piece of burning love like Elvis Presley.
Rising ‘Euphoria’ star transforms into King of Rock ‘n Roll for Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir, ‘Elvis and Me.’ Titled simply “Priscilla,” the A24 film stars Cailee Spaeny as Elvis’ ex-wife.
“Priscilla” marks Coppola’s third film with A24 after “On the Rocks” and “The Bling Ring”. The writer-director also reunites with collaborators such as cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, costume designer Stacey Battat, editor Sarah Flack and production designer Tamara Deverell for the period film.
Coppola recently compared “Priscilla” to his 2006 film “Marie Antoinette,” calling Priscilla herself a “quintessential glamor icon” of American style. “I was so interested in Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what it was like to grow up as a teenager in Graceland,” Coppola said. “She was going through all the stages of young woman in such an amped up world, kind of like Marie Antoinette.”
The director added that the feature is “a low-budget film” that will be completely different from Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-nominated musical biopic “Elvis” starring Austin Butler. “I think Baz is so unique and his take on that story was so creative. But Priscilla is such a minor character in that movie, so I never felt like I was treading the same territory,” Coppola said. “I love that people were so interested in her Elvis movie, and now in a few “There’s going to be another Priscilla movie this year. I think it’s going to be interesting to have two completely different takes on the same events and time period.”
The actor Elordi told Harper’s Bazaar Australia that shooting “Priscilla” was “the experience of a lifetime” with Coppola. “I’ve never worked with anyone as calm as Sofia Coppola; as calm and confident as she is in her own personal style,” said the “Kissing Booth” alum. “She’s just an absolutely wonderful human being — she’s the embodiment of what her set is like. Everything went smoothly, everything was beautiful, everything was organised, we never had a bad day on set. I really hope we did the whole thing justice, but either way, it’s an experience I will definitely cherish.
“Priscilla” will hit theaters later this year. Check out the first teaser for the film below.