Everything We Know About Sophia Coppola’s ‘Priscilla’ So Far!

Starring Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi, Sophia Coppola’s Priscilla will give fans a closer look into Priscilla Presley’s life with Elvis, based on her biography Elvis and Me.

On June 21, A24 released the trailer for the upcoming movie Priscilla, written and directed by Sophia Coppola. Based on Priscilla Presley’s 1985 biography Elvis and Me, the film will focus on her perspective and love story with Elvis Presley. The film adaptation is set for release in October 2023. Here’s everything we know about the movie so far, including what Priscilla herself has said about it!

The Plot

Priscilla Presley’s romance and life with the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll will be the main focus of the movie. The trailer teased a glimpse into the early days of their relationship, their wedding day, and the birth of their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. A24 released a synopsis of the film on their website, saying “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.”

The Cast

Cailee Spaeny, known for roles in The Craft: Legacy (2020) and Pacific Rim Uprising (2018), is set to portray Priscilla Presley alongside Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi who will play Elvis. Young actress Emily Mitchell, who fans may know from Women Talking (2022) was cast as their daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. The teaser gave fans a glimpse of Spaeny’s transformation into Priscilla. From her early days with Spaeny in a much more natural, toned-down look that is uncommon for Presley, to what has become her iconic hairstyle and classic black eyeliner, we’re excited to see the full transformation once the movie is out in October!

What Priscilla Has Said


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Priscilla has given the film her blessing, taking to her Instagram page to comment on it. She praised Sophia Coppola and shared her excitement over the adaptation saying “I’m certain this movie will take everyone on an emotional journey.”

What Sophia Coppola Has Said


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The story is coming to life through writer and director Sophia Coppola’s lens, and this will be her third collaboration with A24, following On The Rocks (2020) and The Bling Ring (2013). In an October 2022 interview with Vogue, she said, “I was just so interested in Priscilla’s story and her perspective on what it all 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.” Coppola said in the same interview that the movie’s script closely follows Presley’s memoir, and is essentially an edited down version of it.

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