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Baz Luhrmann’s Rock N Roll Opera biopic on Elvis Presley aimed to shed more light on some aspects of his life that had not been explored in depth before. Mostly told through the lens of Colonel Tom Parker, portrayed by Tom Hanks,


took a look at how the man, the myth, the legend skyrocketed to divine-like status due to his relationship with the Colonel. Now, Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla is exploring the story behind Elvis’ widow, Priscilla Presley.Luhrmann has stated that he is in full support of Priscilla

and doesn’t view the film as any sort of competition or capitalization on his own movie. Elvis Presley Enterprises is one company that has not shown its support. Sofia Coppola revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that she had approached the company to use Elvis’ music in the film but was denied. She says, “They don’t want projects that aren’t theirs, and they protect their brand.” But that made us more creative.” She describes the difference in the film’s feeling when the Rock N Roll icon enters the scene. “When Elvis is in building, there’s different energy because he is so full of live. When he is gone, the atmosphere is quieter. We spend money every time Elvis comes to town. With Priscilla we felt confident and knew what to do. We also had the resources to do so. Baz Luhrmann’s biopic didn’t shy from the manic moments. The Australian director, however, sees Coppola’s movie as a companion piece. He says, “Elvis and Priscilla were a kind American royalty that was… I wouldn’t call it banished, but… I think that… Elvis and Priscilla have returned to the culture. Not just popular culture but, I believe, in American Industry. I think that their lives are woven into the fabric the American story. And I’m really looking forward to what part of the story is told.”


Entertainment - Media News Watch originally published at Entertainment - Media News Watch