Elvis Presley Officials Slam Sofia Coppola’s New Priscilla Presley Biopic – News Block

elvis presley state officials have criticized the upcomingpriscilla presley biographical film priscillaof the famous director Sofia Coppola.

Multiple anonymous officials claim the film was made without the estate’s knowledge or consent, according to TMZ.

They labeled the project a “money grab” bymother of lisa marie presleythat she is a producer on the film, which is based on her 1985 memoir co-written with author Sandra Harmon.

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Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny in "priscilla".
Elvis Presley estate officials have criticized the upcoming Priscilla Presley biopic, Priscilla, by famed director Sofia Coppola. (Supplied/A24)

Coppola’s creation, written and directed by her, is based on Priscilla’s famous 1986 memoir. Me and Elvis: The True Love Story Between Priscilla Presley and the King of Rock N’ Roll.

Officials of Elvis’s estate were apparently not impressed.

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“It feels like a college movie,” an official was quoted as saying by the publication.

“The set designs are horrible, it’s not what Graceland looks like.”

It will come out just a year after Baz Luhrmann’s award-winning film. Elvis biopic, starring Austin Butler as Elvis and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla.

Cailee Spaeny in "priscilla".
They labeled the project a “money grab” for Priscilla, who is a producer on the film, which is based on her 1985 memoir co-written with author Sandra Harmon. (Supplied/A24)

priscillaThe first trailer for, released on Wednesday, offers a look at the genesis of how the pair came to be.

Euphoria Australian star and actor Jacob Elordi plays Elvis and Cailee Spaeny is in the title role of Priscilla.

The trailer shows quick cuts of a lovesick Elvis and Priscilla looking at each other, along with what appears to be their first date and visits to Elvis’s Graceland mansion in Memphis.

The real Priscilla highly praised Luhrmann’s film on her social media and supported her in person at numerous premiere events and award ceremonies.

Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny in "priscilla".
Australian film star actor Jacob Elordi as Elvis and Cailee Spaeny in the title role of Priscilla. (Supplied/A24)

Priscilla has also spoken kindly publicly about the new film, saying Variety last year he thinks Elordi is “a great actor”.

“I love Sofia (Coppola),” he added, going on to say “I love her film work, and I think she’ll be fine… I hope!”

priscilla is scheduled for release in the United States in October.

– Reported with CNN.

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