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Elvis, Priscilla portrayed as supporting characters in movie

Tupelo’s favorite son, Elvis Presley, and his former bride, Priscilla, are portrayed in an upcoming movie.

And Priscilla, if you’ll remember, visited Tupelo recently, receiving a key to the city as she visited the Elvis Birthplace.

From Yahoo, here’s an excerpt about the movie:

Elvis and Priscilla Presley in 1973. Photo from Associated Press

Elvis and Priscilla Presley in 1973. Photo from Associated Press

On Thursday in Los Angeles, actors Ron Livingston (“Office Space”) and Ashley Greene (“Twilight”) were spotted on the set of their latest film – an indie historical fiction pic titled “The Shangri-La Suite” – all decked out in groovy gear as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley, and his former lady love, Priscilla Presley.

Interestingly enough, though, even as the pair of pop culture royals was and is storied enough to be featured as the central figures of any film, they are but supporting characters in “The Shangri-La Hotel,” the script for which was written by Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe, with O’Keefe helming in his directorial debut. Instead, the flick surrounds a pair of troubled mental hospital patients (portrayed by Emily Browning and Luke Grimes) who fall in love and plot to drive cross-country to murder Elvis Presley during his concert appearance in L.A. to fulfill the guy’s lifelong dream.

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