Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Weinstein at Graceland to tell the life of Elvis in a tv – Diário de Notícias – Lisbon

studios, americans will burn at the home of Elvis Presley his life story. The format is not yet sold

in The studios, the Weinstein Company are preparing a miniseries of eight to ten episodes on the life of Elvis Presley (1935-1977). The work will be inspired by the novel of the same name from the writer, Dave Marsh, and will be the first production to be recorded at Graceland, the mansion of the king of rock in the United States.

The goal is to pay homage and to draw a portrait meticulous of the life of the singer, with all the ups and downs that this has had. Harvey Weinstein, founder of Weinstein Company in conjunction with his brother Bob, explained in a statement that the choice of a minisssérie about Elvis is the fact that “until today, this being one of the few who are at the height of the word “icon”. “It is one of the most celebrated artists of all time and his influence goes beyond the music that he created. The fascí-nio of the people, by its history goes beyond the stage”, explained the co-president of the production company.

The truth is that, despite his death in 1977, the victim of the attack, the cardiovascular, the performer of hits such as Love Me Tender, Can”t Help Falling in Love and Surrender, among many others, is now followed by 14 million people on social networks.

in Addition to access to the legendary home of Presley, who currently works as a museum, the brothers Weinstein will still have the opportunity to use material from his personal archive, including cars, clothing and its two aircraft – dubbed the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II and both exposed in Graceland. This is thanks to the agreement signed with the Elvis Presley Enterprise, owned by the Authentic Brands, and manages the empire left by the singer. “A partnership with producers of this caliber allows us to give viewers an experience that is as captivating as it was the king,” said its CEO, Corey Salter.

The executive producer of the miniseries, which still has no title or cast of actors defined, is Harvey Weinstein, Jerry Schilling, David Glasser and Priscilla Presley. The widow of the king of rock already did know that it is “satisfied” can help to narrate “how Elvis changed the culture of music and started a revolution that transformed the world”. Already Glasser, cites the site Deadline, believes that the story – which is not yet sold to a channel – will reflect a “to look real and fascinating” about Elvis, “from its beginning until its end.”

also, in the miniseries Elvis, 2005 with Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and the movie Elvis & Nixon, directed by Liza Johnson and released last may, are the latest productions of fiction about Presley. To these and to announced by the Weinstein Company to join if you will still Million Dollar Quartet, with debut scheduled for December. This is the adaptation for the channel CMT of the musical with the same name and who was on Broadway in 2010. Here, a look behind the scenes of the meeting, in December 1956, in the studios of Sun Records, in Memphis, Tennessee, between Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. A recorded meeting in which the four played songs gospel and rockabilly, but found and made available to the public only in 1981.

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