Empire Online reports Weinstein Television is developing an Elvis Presley biopic TV series. According to the report, it will be the first to shoot at the King’s home, Graceland.
Ex-wife Priscilla Presley is collaborating on the series. The production will have access to the Elvis archives stored stored at the Memphis manse. The 1982 book, Elvis, by Dave Marsh, is reportedly the primary source material.
Here is more, from Empire Online:
“To this day, Elvis is one of the few that lives up to the word ‘icon’. He is one of the most celebrated entertainers of all time whose influence surpasses the music he created.” says Harvey Weinstein. “People’s fascination with his story goes beyond the stage and this biopic will pay homage to his brilliant legacy and give viewers an in-depth look at how he became The King.”
“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” says Priscilla Presley. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this show and tell the story of how Elvis changed the culture of music and initiated a revolution that changed the world.”
No network or streaming platform is attached as of yet, but Weinstein plans on shopping it around.
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