Starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, the film releases globally on November 3
The beauty of cinema is the license it gives to explore the life of popular personalities across many dimensions. Elvis Presley, the rock sensation, lead a shortlived, colourful life that presents immense scope for storytellers to dissect his enigma. If Elvis, Austin Bulter’s biopic of the musician, dug deep into the latter’s psyche, now Priscilla tries to view life through his better half’s lens.
The trailer of Priscilla, written, directed and co-produced by Sofia Coppola, based on Priscilla Presley's memoir Elvis and Me, was launched today. “Wife to the king. Icon to the world. Destined for more. @A24 presents @SofiaCoppola’s #PriscillaMovie, starring @CaileeSpaeny and @JacobElordi — In Theaters Everywhere November 3,” Sofia shared on social media. Youree Henley and Lorenzo Mieli are the other producers of the film.
In the glimpse, when a man asks Priscilla her name, she admits to being an Elvis Presley fan. In response to a question if she likes him, she says, “Of course. Who doesn’t?” She eventually meets her idol and there’s love in the air. Elvis even convinces Priscilla’s father about marrying her and the woman’s world changes overnight. She gradually tries to come to terms with Elvis’ true colours.
Elvis finds Priscilla more mature than her age, but turns a control freak over time. They have a clash when Priscilla shares her discomfort with Elvis’ style preferences. She hears several rumours about his romantic escapades and is heartbroken while catching him cheating on her. ‘I need a woman who understands that things like this might happen,’ Elvis tries to defend himself.
In a chat with Wall Street Journal, Sofia Coppola spoke of the film’s shoestring budget and how she considered organising a pickleball game with Jacob Elordi to continue filming. The film’s lead actress Spaeny was adjudged the ‘Best Actress’ at the Venice Film Festival for her performance. Dagmara Domińczyk, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Luke Humphrey play other important roles in the film.