During a recent interview, Sofia Coppola explained why she couldn’t use Elvis Presley songs in her Priscilla biopic and how she tried to solve the problem.
Priscilla – Biopic of Elvis Presleyspoke on behalf of his wife Priscilla Presley: it will not contain original songs from the King of Rock and Roll’s extensive discography.. Such a significant absence was explained by the project director Sofia Coppoladuring an interview for Hollywood Reporter.
Priscilla – Why are there no Elvis Presley songs in the biopic?
After “Elvis” Baz Luhrmann — which earned Austin Butler the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama — so the life of the king of rock and roll is back on the big screen this time around. told from his wife’s point of view – Sofia Coppola’s feature film is based on the memoirs of Priscilla Coppola. Elvis and me, 1985. As already mentioned, there will be no artist songs in the biopic. The director, as she explained in an interview for throughindeed he askedElvis Presley Enterprises be able to use some of the songs in your project, but request was denied:
They don’t value projects they didn’t participate in in the early stages of development and protect their brand. But it made us more creative.
Sofia Coppolaso he gave free rein to his creativity to find a solution to the problem by transforming the soundtrack Priscilla in a set of anachronistic and unconventional works, similar to what has already happened in Marie Antoinette. Thus, the soundtrack contains many singles from Phoenix and even one Song of the Ramones. Priscilla Presley later joined the project as an executive producer. The feature film then explores the complex relationship between Elvis, played by the star Euphoria Jacob Elordi – and his wife, who has a face Kaylie Spaeny. Then they complete throw Rayne Monroe Boland, Emily Mitchell, Dagmara Dominczyk, George Cadence, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll and Luke Humphrey. Priscilla will be presented in world premiere, in competitionTo Venice Film Festival September 4 next year, and thanks to an agreement with SAG-AFTRA, the actors will be able to take part in the preview. However, for now, only the presence of Priscilla Presley and Sofia Coppola seems to have been confirmed. The biopic will then debut in US theaters. 27th OctoberBye MUBI acquired international distribution rights. It remains only to wait for further updates.