Sofia Coppola's 'Priscilla' is the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival

Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’ is the centerpiece of the New York Film Festival

Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla was set as the centerpiece film of the New York Film Festival, premiering at the annual fall event on October 6.

The A24 film about Elvis’ wife, which had its North American premiere in New York, joins the opening night film may december in this year’s lineup.

Priscilla stars Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla Ann Wagner and Jacob Elordi as Elvis, following Priscilla from her early years as an army brat stationed in West Germany to her arrival at Graceland. The film was written and directed by Coppola with Priscilla Presley co-writing the film.

“I am honored to return to the New York Film Festival with my new film and to tell the story of Priscilla Presley, the hidden side of a great American myth,” Coppola said in a statement.

Coppola produced the film alongside Youree Henley and Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment/Fremantle and American Zoetrope.

Priscilla is a culminating triumph for Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker with a singular gift for illuminating the inner lives of her characters,” said NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim. “It’s a showcase for a pair of star performances and a work by tremendous empathy and emotional nuances. We can’t wait to welcome Sofia back to the festival with one of her best films.”

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