Friday, January 26, 2007

Sgt. Presley is optioned for movie deal

New production company options Elvis book

Newly-minted Cinema League has optioned movie and TV rights for Sergeant Presley: The Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years in a deal with authors Rex and Elisabeth Mansfield and Marshall and Zoe Terrill. The story follows Presley through basic training in Texas to Germany and includes his addiction to prescription medications and his introduction to Priscilla. Rex Manfield was a fellow soldier during the singer's tour in the Army from 1958 to 1960, and his wife Elisabeth was once romantically linked with Presley. Shooting is scheduled to start this summer.(Hollywood Reporter)

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