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Jacob Elordi to play Elvis: Here's all the latest details on new role

LA Premiere Of HBO's "Euphoria" - Red Carpet
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While Kaia Gerber may be currently dating Austin Butler, who most recently played Elvis on the big screen, her ex, Jacob Elordi will also be stepping into the shoes of the iconic rock icon. Priscilla Beaulieu Presley’s 1985 bestselling memoir Elvis and Me is set to get the big screen treatment, courtesy of Sofia Coppola.

Coppola wrote and will direct the feature film, titled Priscilla, with Cailee Spaeny attached to star as Presley and Jacob Elordi as Elvis. The film will shoot in Toronto this fall.

A24 will distribute the project in North America, with Vision Distribution handling distribution in Italy — where it will later become a Sky exclusive. Stage 6 Films/Sony Pictures International Releasing will distribute in the rest of the world.

Priscilla marks the third collaboration between Coppola and A24, following On the Rocks and The Bling Ring. The partners are also in the development of a series adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.