Just months after Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” debuted in theaters, making Austin Butler the talk of the town for his portrayal of the music legend, it appears that a new Elvis Presley is on the way, with Jacob Elordi reportedly cast in the role.
E! Online reports that the upcoming film will center on the singer’s wife, Priscilla Presley.
Details about the film, simply titled “Priscilla,” are still unknown because production has not yet begun; the outlet stated that they would begin filming in Toronto, Canada, later this year.
Cailee Spaeny, best known for her work in “Mare of Easttown,” was cast as the lead actor to play the “Can’t Help Falling In Love” hitmaker alongside Jacob Elordi.
The “Euphoria” actor couldn’t contain his excitement about playing Elvis, as he shared a screenshot of an article announcing his involvement in the film on his Instagram stories.
He also posted an old legend photo with the caption “E.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be based on Priscilla’s memoir “Elvis and Me.”
The former couple met when she was 14 and Elvis was 23. The actress’s family initially opposed the relationship but eventually accepted it.
Priscilla and Elvis married in 1967 and had their only child, Lisa Marie Presley, the following year.
Their marriage was not without drama, as the singer was rumored to see other women besides his wife. Priscilla, too, had flaws and affairs with other men.
She allegedly had a relationship with her karate instructor, which caused their marriage to fail.
Sofia Coppola is the film’s director and writer, thanks to A24. Coppola, Lorenzo Mieli, and Youree Henley are among the producers.
Austin Butler was the most recent actor to play the legend and received glowing reviews from film critics. Many people praised the actor for embodying the character and even sounding like Elvis in the past.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he explained why he continues to use the singer’s voice even though production was completed months before the album’s release.
According to him:
“When you live with something for two years and you do nothing else, I think that you can’t help it. It becomes a fiber of your being.”