Sofia Coppola‘s upcoming film Priscilla has been given a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement. This allows the cast to do press for the film, and to appear at its premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
The agreement comes just a week after SAG-AFTRA announced that it would stop approving interim agreements for independent projects produced in the United States. However, due to the fact that Priscilla was filmed in Canada (via Deadline) and under a Canadian production company (TCB Productions Canada), the union has given the film a pass.
The agreement will allow the cast — which includes Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny — to appear at the 80th Venice Film Festival and do press for the film if they want to. It’s unclear whether or not the actors will appear at this point.
Deadline’s reports notes that director Sofia Coppola will be in attendance, however, along with Priscilla Presley.
What is Priscilla about?
“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 synopsis. “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.”
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The new biographical drama is written and directed by Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation, The Virgin Suicides). It follows the life of Priscilla Presley, the wife of the King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley. The film is based on Priscilla’s 1985 memoir, Elvis and Me.
The film will star Cailee Spaeny (On the Basis of Sex, Vice) as the titular character, with Elvis being portrayed by Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, The Kissing Booth). Rounding out the cast are Raine Monroe Boland as Lisa Marie Presley, Emily Mitchell as Lisa Marie Presley, Jorja Cadence as Patsy Presley, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll as Alan “Hog Ears” Fortas, Luke Humphrey as Terry West, and Dagmara Domińczyk.