Elvis' Army life to become film
The book of Elvis Presley's Army life has been optioned and is set to be made into a film.
Sergeant Presley: Our Untold Story of Elvis' Missing Years by Rex Mansfield is the story of Elvis' training in Texas and then his travels to Germany, his relationship with Elisabeth Mansfield to be, how his fellow soldier Rex Mansfield began seeing Elisabeth without Presley knowning, and how Presley met Priscilla Beaulieu his future wife. It will also look into his first dabblings in prescription drugs.
It's a fair tale to tell that's for sure and Variety suggests that the film will concentrate more on relationship between Rex and Elisabeth behind Elvis' back.
You can never have too much Elvis, but I'm not so sure this is a story that would capture me, after all it kind of looks at Elvis in an all too human and non-music godlike way, which is how we all want to remember him. Anyway, who nowadays would you get to play Elvis?
There was one big surprise in the story for me. The producer-manager of the production company behind this deal, Cinema League, is called...Julia Brunton! No? No bells ringing? I'm called Richard Brunton. Get it now? Now...if only I can get hold of her, prove I'm a relative, win her over and then get on the film to become an internationally famous anything...Nope, it's not going to happen. So who could play Elvis then?