People can see why Elvis' estate doesn't like Priscilla movie after new trailer released
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Film fans are saying they can 'see why' Elvis Presley's estate has criticized the upcoming biopic Priscilla after the arrival of a new trailer.
Check out Spaeny in action in the trailer below:
Priscilla is based on Priscilla Presley's own memoir Elvis and Me, which she wrote in 1985, a few years after Elvis passed away.
Priscilla has shown her excitement for the film, previously telling her Instagram followers she was 'so excited for everyone at the Venice Film Festival to see the movie', and described director Coppola as 'talented'.
Her enthusiasm continued after the film festival, which took place at the start of September, as she noted that Priscilla received a '7 minute standing ovation' as well as 'great reviews and love'.
"I am truly humbled and honored," Priscilla wrote.
Unfortunately, Elvis' estate don't seem to be quite so enamored with the movie.
Earlier this year, officials connected to the estate told TMZ that the film was produced with the estate's knowledge or consent.
One official described the writing and directing as 'horrible', telling TMZ: "It feels like a college movie. The set designs are just horrific, it's not what Graceland looks like."
Film fans were able to have their own say when a trailer for the movie arrived today (3 October), introducing us to Spaeny as Priscilla and following her story as she met and struck up a relationship with Elvis.
The Kissing Booth star Jacob Elordi takes on the role of Elvis as he tells Priscilla's father that he's 'very fond' of his daughter, before instructing Priscilla on how she should do her hair and makeup.
In the trailer, Spaeny's Priscilla is heard saying that Elvis is 'not like you imagined' before it comes to an end with her apparently ready to leave the singer behind.
Viewers have shared their shock after the trailer arrived, with one viewer writing: "that tone shift in the priscilla trailer. no wonder the elvis estate were mad af."
Another added: "Oh that’s why his estate doesn’t like this movie. I see."
Speaking about Elvis' estate in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Coppola claimed those involved in his estate 'don’t like projects that they haven’t originated'.
"They’re protective of their brand,” she continued. “But that made us be more creative.”
Priscilla is set to be released on 3 November.