Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla": Star line-up in the middle of the acting strike?

Major Hollywood productions are currently paralyzed by the double strike by writers and actors.

Sofia Coppola's "Priscilla": Star line-up in the middle of the acting strike?

Major Hollywood productions are currently paralyzed by the double strike by writers and actors. The ongoing labor dispute in the dream factory has already caused a number of postponements in upcoming cinema releases. Because the members of the actors' union SAG-AFTRA are not allowed to beat the drum for works in which they have participated during the strike.

For example, the theatrical release of the love triangle story "Challengers" starring superstar Zendaya (26) has been postponed from September this year to April 2024. Originally, the work of "Call Me by Your Name" director Luca Guadagnino (52) was supposed to open this year's Venice Film Festival. But the producing studio MGM, which is behind the film, probably feared that "Challengers" would not receive enough attention without Zendaya's presence at the Lido.

The situation is completely different with Sofia Coppola's (52) upcoming biopic "Priscilla" about Elvis Presley's (1935-1977) wife Priscilla Presley (78). (1985) based film according to "Deadline" a so-called interim agreement, which theoretically allows the stars and SAG-AFTRA members Jacob Elordi ("Euphoria", 26) and Cailee Spaeny ("Mare of Easttown", 25) to Venice travel to promote their work there.

The reason for this is very simple. The independent film production company A24 is behind "Priscilla". According to the US portal "Cinemablend", she is not a member of the AMPTP producers' association, with which the actors' union is currently fighting the industrial dispute. The film was also shot in Canada by production company TCB Productions Canada.

According to information from "Deadline", due to the special permit, not only director and screenwriter Sofia Coppola and Elvis Presley's 78-year-old ex-wife Priscilla Presley may appear in Venice, but also the two main actors, who are actually on strike.

"Priscilla" will have its world premiere on September 4th at the Venice Film Festival. The film will then be released in US theaters on October 27, 2023. A German start date has not yet been set. In her work, Coppola tells the intimate love story of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.

NEXT NEWS