Mumbai: the global film distributor, streaming service and production company and distributor PVR INOX Pictures are pleased to announce their upcoming partnership on the release of Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Sofia Coppola’s hotly anticipated new drama Priscilla across India. PVR INOX Pictures and MUBI will release Priscilla in cinemas this year, with the film streaming exclusively on MUBI at a later date.
Priscilla received its World Premiere in Competition at the 80th Venice International Film Festival where it received a seven-minute standing ovation and critical acclaim from critics in September. Cailee Spaeny was also awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress for her portrayal of Priscilla.
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, Priscilla is based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me written by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon. The film stars Cailee Spaeny (Mare of Easttown, Bad Times at the El Royale) as Priscilla, Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, The Kissing Booth) as Elvis Presley, and Dagmara Dominczyk (Succession, Bottoms, The Lost Daughter).
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 vulnerable best friend. 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.
The film was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, Sofia Coppola for American Zoetrope, and Youree Henley. The film was financed by Fremantle Group.