Elvis biopic to be based on stepbrother's memoir

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  • Updated: Aug 31, 2012 18:32 IST
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    Elvis Presley fan Stephen Touzen of Montreal listens to a performance by an Elvis impersonator.

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    Elvis Presley fans light candles as they walk to Presley's grave at Graceland, his Memphis, Tenn. home.

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    Chris Drummond, of Sydney, Australia, draws a portrait of Elvis Presley on Elvis Presley Boulevard in front of Graceland, Presley's Memphis, Tenn. home.

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    Elvis Presley fans hold candles as they visit Presley's grave at Graceland, his Memphis, Tenn. home.

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    Elvis Presley fan Stephen Yarberry, right, of Texarcana, Ark., dances as he listens to an Elvis impersonator.

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    Elvis Presley fan Jeanine Hendershot, of Rocky Mount, NC, drinks water as she waits in the heat outside Graceland mansion.

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    Elvis Presley fans hold candles as they visit Presley's grave at Graceland, his Memphis, Tenn. home.

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    Franz Goovaerts, left, of Belgium, is joined onstage by Scott Michael, right, of Olive Branch, Miss., to sing an Elvis Presley song on Sunday.

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    Pat Parker, right, of Leeds, Ala., tells Elvis Presley impersonator Mark Rio, center, of Brazil, which way to look for a souvenir photo.

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    Elvis Presley fans hold candles on Elvis Presley Boulevard outside Graceland, his Memphis, Tenn. home.

An Elvis biopic titled Growing Up Graceland is in the pipeline, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

BiteSize Entertainment has reportedly taken an option for a film adaptation of the book Conversations With the King: Journals of a Young Apprentice. The memoir, published this spring in the US, provides a day-to-day account of the last 17 years of the rockstar's life, from the point of view of David E. Stanley, who became Elvis Presley's stepbrother in 1960 at the age of four. Elvis quickly became a father figure to him, and they stayed close until Elvis's death in 1977.

The project, which is currently in its preliminary phase, is not the only upcoming production focusing on the King. Film buffs can indeed expect some more Elvis spotting in Cary Elwes's Elvis & Nixon and Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business.

 

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