Everything You Need To Know About Priscilla

Culture
By Rufus Punt | 12th July 2023
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Us Brits have been taunted by 2023’s worldwide release of Sofia Coppola’s critically acclaimed Priscilla, but finally, the biopic is landing in UK cinemas this month. 

It focuses on Priscilla Presley’s relationship with her husband, whom she divorced only a few years before his death. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this giant release.

What Is Priscilla About? 

Coppola is best known for making films like The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette, and returns for this latest project that adapts Priscilla’s 1985 memoir Elvis and Me. In an interview with Vogue, she commented, “I was just so interested in Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what it all felt like to grow up as a teenager in Graceland.” 

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The film is set to explore Priscilla’s life with Elvis from their first meeting to their divorce some 14 years later, and their often tumultuous relationship and marriage.

Who stars?

Priscilla will be played by actress Cailee Spaney, who appeared recently alongside Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown, while Elvis himself will be played by Jacob Elordi (Deep Water). 

The film has generated some controversy, partly because Priscilla was 14 when she first met the 24-year-old Elvis, but Presley herself is an executive producer and gave input.

When will it be released?

Despite its international release – minus the UK – the storyline has been kept under wraps, with the trailer not giving huge details away. We see the pair meet and Elvis’s pursuit in getting to date the young Priscilla. Halfway through, we see a shift in tone from upbeat and bubbly, to Priscilla saying “He’s not like you imagine”.

Expect Coppola’s bold and stylistic directing to bite through every scene, with a brilliant soundtrack and cinematography.

Watch the trailer

Who Else Stars? 

Other cast members meanwhile are set to include Dagmara Dominczyk (Succession), Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll (Luckiest Girl Alive) and Luke Humphrey (Tiny Pretty Things). 

When Will It Be Released? 

Priscilla is set to arrive in cinemas in October 2023. 


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