Jacob Elordi has been cast as Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s forthcoming biopic Priscilla


Jacob Elordi has been cast as Elvis Presley alongside Cailee Spaeny as his wife in Sofia Coppola’s biopic Priscilla… after Austin Butler played the singer

Jacob Elordi has been cast as Elvis Presley in the forthcoming biopic Priscilla.

The news about the 25-year-old performer was revealed by several sources on Monday, and Variety reported that Cailee Spaeny is set to play the late musician’s former wife.

The forthcoming feature is currently set to be directed by Sofia Coppola, who will also pen the project’s screenplay and serve as one of its producers.

Major project: The forthcoming feature is currently set to be directed by Sofia Coppola, who will also pen the project's screenplay and serve as one of its producers

Leading man: Jacob Elordi has been cast as Elvis Presley in the forthcoming biopic Priscilla. The forthcoming feature is currently set to be directed by Sofia Coppola, who will also pen the project’s screenplay

According to Deadline, the filmmaker met with several performers before selecting Elordi as the movie’s lead.

It was also reported that Spaeny, however, was always the director’s first choice to play Priscilla. 

The movie will be based on the 77-year-old media personality’s biography Elvis And Me, which was originally published in 1985.

The book became a New York Times bestseller upon its release and also sold well internationally.

Starring role: The news about the 25-year-old performer was revealed by several sources on Monday, and Variety reported that Cailee Spaeny is set to play the late musician's former wife

Source material: The movie will be based on the 77-year-old media personality's biography Elvis And Me, which was originally published in 1985

Starring role: The news about the 25-year-old performer was revealed by several sources on Monday, and Variety reported that Cailee Spaeny is set to play the late musician’s former wife

The biography was adapted into a television film three years later, with Susan Walters and Dale Midkiff portraying the writer and singer, respectively. 

Variety reported that physical production is scheduled to commence in Toronto this coming fall.

Plot details about the forthcoming feature are currently being withheld from the public.

A potential release date for the upcoming biopic has not been revealed as of yet.

Future project: A potential release date for the upcoming biopic has not been revealed as of yet; director Sofia Coppola is seen in March

Future project: A potential release date for the upcoming biopic has not been revealed as of yet; director Sofia Coppola is seen in March

Elordi previously dressed up as Elvis for Halloween in 2020 and shared a shot of himself in costume to his Instagram account at the time.

The Euphoria actor was also joined by his then-girlfriend, Kaia Gerber, who went as Priscilla that year.

The former couple eventually separated, and she later began seeing Austin Butler, who starred as the Suspicious Minds singer in the recently-released and much-celebrated biopic Elvis. 

Not the first time: Elordi previously dressed up as Elvis for Halloween in 2020 and shared a shot of himself in costume to his Instagram account at the time

Not the first time: Elordi previously dressed up as Elvis for Halloween in 2020 and shared a shot of himself in costume to his Instagram account at the time

The Baz Luhrmann-directed feature made its debut at the most recent Cannes Film Festival, which took place in May.

The movie, which also starred Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker, later had its wide debut in the United States this past June.

The biopic was an immediate hit with critics and currently holds a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie was also successful with audiences and grossed just over $280 million, according to Box Office Mojo. 

Switching partners: The former couple eventually separated, and she later began seeing Austin Butler, who starred as the Suspicious Minds singer in the recently-released and much-celebrated biopic Elvis

Switching partners: The former couple eventually separated, and she later began seeing Austin Butler, who starred as the Suspicious Minds singer in the recently-released and much-celebrated biopic Elvis

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