Sofia Coppola has set her sights on her next film as the Oscar winner is set to make a feature film. Priscilla which is based on memoirs Elvis and me Priscilla Beaulieu Presley with Caylee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi who played Priscilla and Elvis Presley. Published in 1985, Presley’s intimate account of her life with Elvis became The newspaper “New York Times Bestseller and international sensation. Coppola also adapted the script.
Insiders say that Coppola has been eyeing this film for some time as his sequel. Dire straits and this autumn they began to collect pieces of the film from the ground. While she dated a number of actors for the role of Elvis (Elordi ended up landing a highly coveted role), Spainy was her top choice from day one for the role of Priscilla.
Coppola, Henley, Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment, Fremantle and American Zoetrope will produce the film, while The Apartment, Fremantle and Sony’s Stage 6 Films will finance the film. A24 will distribute in North America, Vision Distribution will distribute in Italy (and then become a Sky exclusive), Stage 6 Films/Sony Pictures International Releasing will distribute in the rest of the world.
Coppola will reunite with his longtime colleagues, including director of photography Philippe Le Sour, costume designer Stacey Battat, editor Sarah Flack and production designer Tamara Deverell. This is the third collaboration between Sofia Coppola and A24 with Dire straits as well as Elite society. TV series based on the novel by Edith Wharton. country custom is also under development. The film will be filmed in the fall in Toronto.
Coppola is represented by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein. Spaeny is represented by WME and Sugar 23, while Elordi is represented by Gersh, Nicky Gluyas Management and Goodman Genow Schenkman.