There’s a new Elvis Presley television biopic in development courtesy of the Weinstein Television Company.
Weinstein Television announced Wednesday that it’s partnering up with the Estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television biopic based on the King’s life that will be shot in the singer’s famous Memphis, Tennessee home. For the first time ever cameras will have access to music icon’s cars, journals, clothes and jets.
The 10-part scripted series, based on the book Elvis, by Dave Marsh, will explore the fascinating life and career of the rock and roll superstar.
“I’m a big fan of Harvey Weinstein’s independent films,” said Priscilla Presley, former wife of the late star, who in partnership with TWC will serve as one of the project’s executive producers. “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.”
Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC, also shared his enthusiasm in a statement: “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. 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.’”