Jacob Elordi, Australia’s prominent acting export, will soon portray the iconic role of Elvis in a forthcoming biopic, following the release of Baz Luhrmann’s lively Elvis film, which featured Austin Butler as the titular lead. This announcement came almost three months after the news broke in September 2022 that the talented suburban Brisbane native had been cast as Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir, titled “Priscilla,” which is set to hit theaters.
Elordi wrote a caption for the monochrome image, saying ‘E.’, And then posted a picture of Elvis during his time in the military. He also shared a screenshot of the Deadline article announcement to his Story, where he disclosed his once-in-a-lifetime role on Instagram on September 12, 2022.
Elordi — clad in a stylish suit — embraces Spaeny who is donning a pink dress, while observing Spaeny’s Priscilla-like iconic updo and winged eyeliner, director Sofia Coppola posted an endearing candid photo from the initial day of filming Priscilla, almost twelve months after the movie was shot.
The new behind-the-scenes snap definitely ignites our excitement for the film’s release, especially given the sweet chemistry demonstrated between Elvis and Priscilla’s Spaeny.
The film’s official teaser trailer was unveiled by A24 in June 2023, providing us with a more comprehensive glimpse. When the film was first revealed in October 2022, fans on TikTok responded by sharing unauthorized set photos from various social media platforms.
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Unlike Baz Luhrmann’s electrifying feature, the film “Me and Elvis” is based on Priscilla Presley’s best-selling book, which chronicles the challenging relationship between her and Elvis, including his abuse of alcohol and drugs, as well as their extra-marital affairs. From Priscilla’s perspective, the film may be more heartfelt and less focused on the razzle-dazzle.
On August 24th, Priscilla announced on Instagram that her memoir was available in both audio and e-book formats.
I wanted to let you know that today marks the release of my memoir ELVIS AND ME in audio and e-book formats. Titled “With Elvis, my tale of life and romance,” I sincerely hope you will find pleasure in listening to the audiobook, which I had the privilege of narrating.
Currently, there is no available information regarding Priscilla’s opinion on the recent selection of Elvis for this role. However, it is anticipated that the performance will live up to the lofty standards established by Luhrmann’s “remarkable” film.
Who has been chosen for the cast of Priscilla?
Priscilla witnesses Spaeny assuming the main role after Olivia DeJonge’s depiction of Mrs. Presley.
According to Deadline, Priscilla, the renowned 24-year-old actress, was chosen as the top choice for “day 1” in Sofia Coppola’s Lady First and Mare of Easttown.
Austin Butler, the lead actor in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming film “Elvis,” is currently in a relationship with Gerber, who interestingly dressed as Priscilla alongside Elordi for Halloween in 2020. Elordi, known for his role in the popular series “Euphoria,” was eventually selected by Coppola after considering several other actors.
While watching the trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s movie “Elvis,” Elordi spoke of his empathy and admiration for the late Presley during his interview with GQ in September 2022, where he mentioned that at the age of 25, Elvis bought the last biography about himself.
I don’t obviously have any friends that have been guiding like beacons through the same thing, so I guess I’m trying to learn from these people in a way. But he was an actor then. I have almost researched every actor from that period of time. He wanted to be Marlon Brando. He wanted to be James Dean. Damn, I just was like Elvis Presley, a singer and entertainer.
When is Priscilla scheduled for release?
In the US (and with any luck, in Australia as well), the film is set to have its broader theatrical debut on October 27, 2023, following the premiere of Priscilla at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2023.