‘Priscilla’: Sofia Coppola Casts Cailee Spaeny And Jacob Elordi As Priscilla & Elvis Presley In Next Film For A24

Are we in the middle of an Elvis Presley moment right now? Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling biopic Elvis was a monumental success, creeping in on $300M worldwide and that’s with a relative unknown playing the rock superstar. But that’s not the last we’re going to see of him on the big screen, as Sofia Coppola has decided to make him and wife Priscilla the subject of her next film.

Deadline reports that Coppola’s next movie is Priscilla, based on the memoir Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley. Produced by A24, the film will center on the relationship between Elvis and Priscilla while he was at the height of his Hall of Fame career. Coppola will direct and has adapted the screenplay herself.

But that’s just part of the news as Coppola has cast Cailee Spaeny to play Priscilla and Jacob Elordi as Elvis. Spaeny broke out with her roles in Bad Times at the El Royale and Pacific Rim: Uprising, but was also great recently in How It Ends and the series Mare of Easttown. Elordi is basically known for his role as the volatile Nate in HBO’s Euphoria, but he also starred in all of Netflix’s popular The Kissing Booth rom-coms.

So if the glitz and sizzle of Luhrmann’s Elvis was too much for you, don’t worry. Coppola will almost certainly deliver something more reserved and laser-focused on Elvis and Priscilla’s complicated marriage.

Travis Hopson
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