Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla release pushed back to early November

The release of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla movie has been pushed back to early November following its debut at the Venice Film Festival.

Priscilla, release delay

Deadline reports that the release of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla has been pushed back. The film, which tells the story of Elvis Presley through the eyes of Priscilla, was originally slated for a October 27th release, but will now be released on November 3rd.

Priscilla recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival where it received rave reviews. The film stars Cailee Spaeny as Priscilla and Jacob Elordi as Elvis. Although it was based on Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon, the movie doesn’t have the official approval or support of the Elvis Estate. One Estate official slammed Coppola’ writing and directing as “horrible,” adding that the film “feels like a college movie. The set designs are just horrific, it’s not what Graceland looks like.

Priscilla Presley, who serves as an executive producer, has a different take on the film. “I am very excited to see the interpretation of my book by the masterful Sofia Coppola. She has such an extraordinary perspective and I have always been such an admirer of her work. I’m certain this movie will take everyone on an emotional journey.

Unfortunately, Priscilla won’t include any of Elvis’ iconic music. Sofia Coppola had approached Elvis Presley Enterprises about using a few Elvis tunes, but was turned down. “They don’t like projects that they haven’t originated,” Coppola said, “and they’re protective of their brand. But that made us be more creative.

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,” reads the official synopsis of Priscilla. “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.

Priscilla will be released on November 3rd.

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Source: Deadline

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