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[Movies] New Elvis Presley Movie In The Works

September 6, 2011 | Posted by Joseph Lee

A new film about Elvis Presley is in the works and is due out sometime in 2012.

The film will be directed by John Scheinfeld, and will be based on the book Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business by King’s bodyguard and friend Sonny West. The script, right now, is titled Fame & Fortune and will be re-written by Scheinfeld.

The film is expected to be released next year, just in time for the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death on August 16, 1977.

Scheinfeld said: “At the heart, this is the story of an intimate friendship. When the story starts, Elvis is on top of the world and Sonny is a poor kid from Memphis. It’s a little brother-big brother relationship. The more time they spend together — and the more Elvis sees he can trust Sonny – the more they become equals until there is a transition where Sonny becomes the big brother.

Elvis Presley Enterprises has no involvement right now, so there are no songs cleared for use. But according to Scheinfeld: “Once they see the script, they will see that we are celebrating Elvis as an artist. The underlying sentiment is that he is one of the most important figures in music in the 20h century and it’s important to take him out of the tabloid world and replace the caricature with a fully realized human being.

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