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Elvis Presley estate officials tease upcoming Priscilla movie: ‘Feels like a college movie’

by Stewart Cole

Post it: 2023-06-23T02:29:07

UPDATED: 2023-06-23T02:29:21

Officials of Elvis Presley’s estate have slammed Sofia Coppola’s upcoming film Priscilla, disapproving of the film’s script, direction and sets.

After the death of her ex-husband Elvis Presley in 1977, Priscilla Presley has released a memoir about the relationship she shared with the “King of Rock and Roll.”

Elvis and I provided an insight into Elvis beyond his legacy as one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century. Now the memoir is being brought to the big screen in an upcoming drama written, directed and co-produced by Sofia Coppola.

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But the film, titled Priscilla, has rubbed officials of Elvis Presley’s estate the wrong way, accusing Coppola of a “horrible” script and direction.

“It feels like a college movie,” said an estate employee who saw the film. He went on to criticize Priscilla’s sets, calling them “horrendous” and “not what Graceland looks like.”

The film was allegedly shot without the estate’s consent and has since been labeled a “money grab” by officials. And this is not the first time that money has caused controversy between the Presley family.

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A court settlement followed the death of Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, over who would inherit the deceased’s estate.

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Priscilla asked fans to keep Lisa Marie in their prayers shortly before her death

Settlement was finally reached, with Priscilla tells Fox News Digital that “Though the media labeled such a plea as a lawsuit, I want to make it clear that there was never any lawsuit against my beloved granddaughter. As a family, we are happy to have resolved this together.”

However, it now appears the family may be at loggerheads again, with Priscilla once again objecting to Presley’s estate.

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Despite officials not being impressed with Coppola’s upcoming film, the singer’s ex-wife seems happy to see her memoir come to life.

“I am very excited about the interpretation of my book by the masterful Sofia Coppola” Priscilla posted on Instagram.

“She has a great perspective and I’ve always been such a fan of her work. I am sure this film will take everyone on an emotional journey,” she continued.

Which side of the family fans will side with is yet to be determined, with Priscilla set to be released in October this year.

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