For those of you who watched Baz Luhrmann’s take on Elvis and found yourself wondering why Priscilla was relegated to a glorified cameo, this movie will be the one for you. Not only does “Priscilla” mark the latest film from the acclaimed Sofia Coppola, her first film since 2020’s “On the Rocks,” but it’s also based on Priscilla Presley’s actual memoir titled “Elvis and Me” and counts the real-life figure as an executive producer on the production. Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny will obviously be the biggest draws this time around, though Coppola fans know they can reasonably expect a much more measured and complex handling of what really is, at its heart, a story about a young woman thrust into the spotlight before she ever even had a chance to figure out who she was.
If anyone can find a new and interesting way to tell that story on the big screen, it’s Sofia Coppola.
Written and directed by Coppola, indie studio A24 has thrown its famed marketing muscle behind the project and carefully positioned “Priscilla” as an early awards darling with a very purposeful fall release. Will the final product live up to the sky-high expectations surrounding every major talent involved? Only time will tell, but this latest trailer is taking no chances — practically every positively glowing critic reaction is proudly on display here. Fans can mark it on their calendars that “Priscilla” will bow in theaters on November 3, 2023.