Now Euphoria's Jacob Elordi Is Going to Play Elvis

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Photo credit: Getty Images

On the heels of Austin Butler's starring role in Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, Euphoria's Jacob Elordi will now get a chance to play the King of Rock and Roll. But this time, it will be Priscilla Presley's time to shine.

Sofia Coppola is writing, directing, and producing the film Priscilla, adapted from Priscilla Beaulieu Presley's 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me. Cailee Spaeny, best known for roles in Mare of Easttown, Bad Times at El Royale, and On the Basis of Sex, will star in the titular role. Here's what else we know so far.

Who else is in the cast?

Aside from Spaeny and Elordi, other cast members haven't been announced yet. Though Coppola considered a number of actors for the role of Elvis, Spaeny was always her first choice for Priscilla, Deadline reports.

We do have an idea of who'll be working behind the scenes: cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, costume designer Stacey Battat, editor Sarah Flack, and production designer Tamara Deverell—all longtime Coppola collaborators, according to Variety.

When will the film be released?

There's no release date yet, but the film will begin production this fall in Toronto. It may take a year at least before Priscilla hits screens. A24 will distribute the film in North America.

What has Priscilla Presley said about the film?

At the time of writing, the icon has not yet addressed the news, and it's unclear if she's attached to the project. She highly praised and promoted the Luhrman's Elvis film, which arrived this summer, and often accompanied the cast on red carpets.

Her book Elvis and Me was just released as an audio book and e-book for the first time. She described it as “my story of life and love with Elvis,” which gives us a vague idea of what to expect from Priscilla.

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