Jacob Elordi Transforms into the King of Rock and Roll in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla, an Intimate Portrait of Love and Fame


Jacob Elordi captivates audiences as he undergoes a stunning transformation into the King of Rock and Roll in the mesmerizing first teaser trailer for “Priscilla,” Sofia Coppola’s highly anticipated biopic on Priscilla Presley.

Leading the cast is Cailee Spaeny, who brilliantly portrays Priscilla Presley in Coppola’s project, based on the memoir “Elvis and Me: The True Story of the Love Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll” by Sandra Harmon. The film delves into Priscilla’s life, starting from her serendipitous encounter with Elvis at the tender age of 14 when she was living in Germany, and follows their eventful courtship over the years.

The film’s synopsis provides a glimpse into the captivating narrative: “When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a gentle best friend. Through Priscilla’s eyes, Sofia Coppola tells the unseen side of a great American myth in Elvis and Priscilla’s long courtship and turbulent marriage, from a German army base to his dream-world estate at Graceland, in this deeply felt and ravishingly detailed portrait of love, fantasy, and fame.”

Priscilla Presley’s journey didn’t end with Elvis’s untimely passing; she eventually assumed control of his estate and went on to establish the iconic Graceland tourist attraction, forming Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Joining the talented cast is Dagmara Dominczyk from the critically acclaimed series “Succession,” with Coppola taking on the dual roles of writer and director.

The recent success of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis,” which surpassed the $150 million mark domestically and received eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Austin Butler, demonstrates the enduring popularity of Elvis Presley’s legacy. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Luhrmann expressed his admiration for Coppola’s project, emphasizing the significance of the Presleys in American culture and industry.

“Elvis and Priscilla are a kind of American royalty, that were… I wouldn’t say banished, but I think it just shows that… Elvis and Priscilla are back in the culture, not just popular culture, but, I think, in American industry,” he remarked. “I did the story of Elvis to explore America in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s. I think their lives are really woven into the fabric of the American story. And I’m really looking forward to what part of the story is told.”

the upcoming biopic “Priscilla” promises to deliver a poignant and visually stunning portrayal of Priscilla Presley’s extraordinary life and her deeply intertwined relationship with the legendary Elvis Presley. As the cinematic exploration of the Presleys continues to unfold, audiences eagerly await the unveiling of this important chapter in American history.

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