Australian actor Jacob Elordi will star as the King of Rock and Roll in a film based on Elvis and Me, the musician’s ex-wife Priscilla’s wildly popular memoir.
Kayleigh Spaeni will play Priscilla in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the 1985 biopic Priscilla.
Oscar-winning “Lost in Translation” director Sofia Coppola has signed on to direct and write the film, which will be simply titled “Priscilla.”
The film is set to shoot this fall in Toronto, Canada, and Coppola will reunite with longtime collaborators on the project, including production designer Tamara Deverell, costume designer Stacey Batat, editor Sarah Flack and cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd.
In her memoirs, Priscilla, who co-wrote the book with Sandra Harmon, talked about her marriage to the megastar.
While most depictions of the icon paint him in a positive light, the book is an honest reflection of her point of view.
The book chronicles their relationship from when they first met – Priscilla was 14 and Elvis was 24 – to their divorce.
It tells her side of their relationship, including suspicious affairs on both sides, as well as Elvis’ drug problems and more.
Elordi, who previously appeared in Euphoria, Netflix’s The Kissing Booth trilogy and Deep Water, becomes the second actor to play Elvis in recent memory after Austin Butler took on the role in Australian director Baz Luhrmann’s biopic, released this year .
Australian Olivia DeJong played Priscilla in Luhrmann’s work.