Audiences were wowed last year when Austin Butler acted his heart out for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis, but now director Sofia Coppola is looking to tell the same kind of story from a different angle with the film Priscilla.
Watch the new trailer here starring Cailee Spaeny (Mare of Easttown) and Jacob Elordi (Euphoria):
The official synopsis for the movie 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 vulnerable 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.
Though the Elvis movie had portrayed the romance of Priscilla and Elvis as nicely as they could, they did leave out some very key details—specifically the fact that Priscilla was only 14 when she met 24-year-old Elvis Presley.
With the Elvis biopic pretty much focusing on the story of the King of Rock and Roll, it’s going to be interesting to see what kind of film Sofia Coppola is going to deliver with the lens now through Priscilla’s eyes.
I also have to say kudos to Jacob Elordi who plays Elvis pretty well in the trailer; sure he could add a few pounds, but everyone is already commending him for his accent and secretly threatening vibe. What else would you expect from one of the most toxic characters in Euphoria?
Watch out for Priscilla when the film comes to cinemas on Nov. 3.