Taking on the project as Executive Producer, Priscilla Presley is working on the very first scripted television biopic about her late ex-husband.
In conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises and Weinstein Television, the project is set to make waves as it crosses barriers for the very first time – and with Harvey Weinstein at the helm it surely looks to be a winner!
As described by Variety, the mini-series will feature 8-10 episodes that cover almost every inch of the late King’s life and will use real-life relics and memorabilia from Elvis’ collection. Additionally, the series is set to be shot on-location at Graceland.
“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” Priscilla Presley said in the announcement. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”
This is one of the first projects to feature a full endorsement from the Presley Estate.
While no network has been announced for the show’s debut, the release states that the series will be based on Dave Marsh’s 1982 book ‘Elvis’.
“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’. He is one of the most celebrated entertainers of all time whose influence surpasses the music he created. People’s fascination with his story goes beyond the stage and this biopic will pay homage to his brilliant legacy and give viewers an in-depth look at how he became The King,” Harvey Weinstein.
We cannot wait to hear more about this thrilling new endeavor, and will be sure to keep you updated with all the news that comes forward.
Who do you think they will cast to play Elvis?
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