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Sofia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’ Is Set to Give Elvis a Run for Its Money

What’s the plot of Priscilla?

The film will follow Priscilla Presley from the age of 15 to 27, chronicling her relationship with and marriage to Elvis.

Who’s in the cast of Priscilla?

Mare of Easttown’s Cailee Spaeny takes the lead as the titular style icon, with Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi joining her as the king of rock and roll.

When will Priscilla be released?

Priscilla will arrive in cinemas on 27 October.

Is there a trailer for Priscilla?

Yes! Watch it below.

The details:

The first trailer is utterly ravishing

The first teaser arrived on June 21—and it was certainly worth the wait. Opening with a montage of a teenage Priscilla getting glammed up, it shows us her first meeting with Elvis; her arrival at the imposing gates of Graceland; her posing for provocative polaroids; and looking bewildered in her iconic lace-sleeved wedding dress. The accompanying log line reads: “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.”

It’ll act as a much-needed antidote to Elvis

The power of Austin Butler’s barnstorming lead performance in Baz Luhrmann’s sequin-strewn, surreal Elvis was certainly undeniable, but many were disheartened by Olivia DeJonge’s startling lack of screen time as the musical icon’s partner. Enter Sofia Coppola, who is turning her lens on the latter in a sweeping new biopic titled Priscilla.

“Priscilla is such a minor character in [Elvis] so I never felt like I was treading on the same territory,” the auteur told Vogue last October, as she was gearing up to shoot the A24-produced drama. “I think it’ll be interesting to have two completely different interpretations of the same events. There are some aspects of Elvis’s career included [in this film] but it all sort of plays out in the background of their relationship and her developing her identity. I was just so interested in Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what it felt like to grow up as a teenager in Graceland. She was going through all the stages of young womanhood in such an amplified world—kind of similarly to Marie Antoinette.”

In fact, Coppola has described the film as “Marie Antoinette at Graceland”

In an interview with Vogue earlier this year, the director noted: “When I was shooting Priscilla there were a lot of moments that reminded me of other movies I’d made. It sort of felt like a culmination of my other work and a real full-circle moment. There were a few moments where I thought, ‘Oh God, am I just repeating myself? Is this too much like Marie Antoinette?’ But I’m self-aware enough to be okay with that now. Identity and the concept of a ‘trophy wife’ have always been interesting to me, and Priscilla let me explore those in a new setting.”



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