Sofia Coppola will write and direct the feature film Priscilla, based on the memoir Elvis and Me by Priscilla Beaulieu Presley. Published in 1985, Presley’s intimate account of her life with Elvis became a New York Times Bestseller and an international sensation.
Coppola, Youree Henley, Lorenzo Mieli of The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, and American Zoetrope will produce the film and The Apartment Pictures and Sony’s Stage 6 Films will finance the film.
Cailee Spaeny (Mare of Easttown, Bad Times at the El Royale) will star as Priscilla Presley and Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, Saltburn) will play Elvis.
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 reteam with her longtime collaborators, including Philippe Le Sourd (Director of Photography), Stacey Battat (Costume Designer), Sarah Flack (Editor) and Tamara Deverell (Production Designer).
This marks the third collaboration between Sofia Coppola and A24 with On The Rocks and The Bling Ring. A series adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country is also in development.
The film will shoot in Toronto in the Autumn.
Sofia is represented by Bart Walker of the Gersh Agency and Barry Hirsch of Hirsch Wallerstein. Cailee is represented by WME and Sugar 23. Jacob is repped by Gersh, Viewpoint, Nicky Gluyas Management and Goodman Genow Schenkman.