Sofia Coppola has printed how she reacted when she learned that Baz Luhrmann used to be making a film about Elvis Presley when she used to be developing her film about Priscilla Presley.
The Lost in Translation filmmaker reached out to Elvis’s ex-wife Priscilla about adapting her 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me, valid into a film in early 2021 and after she bought approval, she started developing the mission.
At some stage in this time, Coppola learned that Moulin Rouge! director Luhrmann used to be making an infinite-funds biopic about the King of Rock and Roll. In preference to being upset by the starting up of a similar film, Coppola determined it used to be “even better” for audiences to gape Elvis’ memoir earlier than watching it from Priscilla’s level of come by out about.
“I heard Baz used to be making a film about Elvis. I was cherish, ‘That is OK. That is even better, in a means, that folks are having a discover at his memoir,'” she informed The Hollywood Reporter. “He’s so noteworthy in the culture constantly, nonetheless even more so now. Or no longer it’s attention-grabbing, then, to glance at Priscilla’s standpoint.”
Luhrmann’s Elvis, starring Austin Butler in the title role and Olivia DeJonge as Priscilla, used to be released in June 2022. It used to be nominated for eight Oscars, including Simplest Actor and Simplest Describe, nonetheless did no longer come by any.
At some stage in an interview with Folks in tiresome 2022, Luhrmann printed that he reached out to Coppola about her film.
“All I did used to be attain out to her, we factual had a rapidly howdy. I factual acknowledged magnificent supreme fortune with it and might well no longer wait to gape it. But I’m accessible. If she’s bought any questions, I’m accessible,” he acknowledged.
Coppola’s Priscilla stars Cailee Spaeny as the titular persona and Euphoria’s Jacob Elordi as Elvis. It premiered at the Venice Movie Festival in September and will be released in cinemas in November.