Lisa Marie Presley was upset about Sofia Coppola's 'shockingly vengeful and contemptuous' depiction of Elvis Presley in screenplay for movie Priscilla in the months leading to her passing

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The precocious Lisa Marie Presley had emailed Sofia Coppola aggregate times astir what she felt was a 'shockingly vengeful and contemptuous' depiction of Elvis Presley successful nan screenplay for Priscilla, nan biopic astir her mother Priscilla Presley.

Variety obtained descriptions of a brace of emails sent Lisa Marie to Coppola successful September of 2022, astir 4 months before her decease astatine 54 this past January 12 from a bowel obstruction.

The movie directed by Coppola, 52, is derived from Elvis and Me, a memoir penned by Priscilla that was released successful 1985; Coppola co-wrote nan book pinch Priscilla, 78, and Sandra Harmon, and nan movie stars Cailee Spaeny arsenic Priscilla and Jacob Elordi arsenic Elvis.

In nan emails, Lisa Marie requested that Coppola 'reconsider her vision' astir really Elvis was portrayed successful an effort 'to spare her family nationalist embarrassment,' Variety reported.

Lisa Marie said successful a brace of emails sent 4 hours isolated that nan measurement Elvis was presented successful nan book would person created hostility successful her narration pinch Priscilla, nan outlet reported, noting nan family remained reeling from nan 2020 decease of her boy Benjamin Keough. 

Details: The precocious Lisa Marie Presley had emailed Sofia Coppola aggregate times astir what she felt was a 'shockingly vengeful and contemptuous' depiction of Elvis Presley successful nan screenplay for Priscilla, nan biopic astir her mother Priscilla Presley. Lisa Marie was pictured January 10 successful LA, 2 days earlier she died astatine nan property of 54

Coppola, 52, co-wrote nan book pinch Priscilla, 78; nan brace was pictured successful September astatine the Venice Film Festival successful Venice, Italy, wherever nan movie premiered 

'My begetter only comes crossed arsenic a predator and manipulative,' Lisa Marie said successful nan emails, according to Variety. 'As his daughter, I don't publication this and spot immoderate of my begetter successful this character. I don't publication this and spot my mother's position of my father.

'I publication this and spot your shockingly vengeful and contemptuous position and I don't understand why?'

Lisa Marie told Coppola successful nan emails - which were sent earlier accumulation connected nan movie had begun - that she would 'speak retired against nan task and her mother' complete nan movie, Variety reported.

'I will beryllium forced to beryllium successful a position wherever I will person to openly opportunity really I consciousness astir nan movie and spell against you, my mother and this movie publicly,' Lisa Marie said successful nan email reviewed by nan outlet.

Coppola's rep shared pinch Variety matter from a consequence nan head sent to Presley reassuring her that she would grip things pinch care.

'I dream that erstwhile you spot nan last movie you will consciousness differently, and understand I'm taking awesome attraction successful honoring your mother, while besides presenting your begetter pinch sensitivity and complexity,' Coppola said successful her consequence email, nan outlet reported.

A root adjacent to nan movie told Variety that Lisa Marie and Coppola had exchanged nan emails connected September 2, 2022, weeks earlier filming began connected nan movie.

Filmmakers went to lengths to 'tone down' definite aspects of nan narration that would person shocked modern audiences, nan root said, arsenic Elvis was 24 erstwhile he met a 14-year-old Priscilla successful 1959.

Stars Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny were pictured pinch Coppola connected nan group of nan movie 

In nan emails, Lisa Marie requested that Coppola 'reconsider her vision' astir really Elvis was portrayed successful an effort 'to spare her family nationalist embarrassment'

The root said that Coppola's attraction connected nan movie was depicting 'a emotion story' and really Priscilla adapted to nan limelight amid life pinch nan philharmonic icon.

The draught Lisa Marie had publication was an early one, astir 10 pages much than nan edited last task erstwhile main photography commenced connected nan movie connected October 24, 2022, nan root told Variety.

In her emails, Lisa Marie expressed skepticism complete really good Priscilla would beryllium capable to show nan family story.

'I americium worried that my mother isn't seeing nan nuance present aliases realizing nan measurement successful which Elvis will beryllium perceived erstwhile this movie comes out,' Lisa Marie said, nan outlet reported. 'I consciousness protective complete my mother who has spent her full life elevating my father's legacy.

'I americium worried she doesn't understand nan intentions down this movie aliases nan result it will have.'

Lisa Marie pointed to Coppola's shared acquisition arsenic a personnel of a celebrated family, arsenic her begetter is The Godfather filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

'I would deliberation of each group that you would understand really this would feel,' Lisa Marie said. 'Why are you coming for my Dad and my family?'

Priscilla Presley and Lisa Marie Presley's girl Riley Keough were besides alert that Lisa Marie had corresponded pinch Coppola astir nan movie, nan root said.

Priscilla successful caller months 'has clarified that she and Elvis were not sexually friendly erstwhile she was 14,' nan outlet reported, and has said 'she loves nan film'

Coppola past period said pinch Rolling Stone astir really nan movie deals pinch nan property spread betwixt Priscilla and Elvis.

'I effort not to beryllium judgmental of immoderate of nan characters and really beryllium arsenic sympathetic arsenic I tin to each of them,' Coppola said. 'And I'm really focused connected her perspective, but moreover pinch nan parents, you're like, "How tin anybody fto their kid spell unrecorded pinch Elvis that young?"'

Priscilla successful caller months 'has clarified that she and Elvis were not sexually friendly erstwhile she was 14,' nan outlet reported, and has said 'she loves nan film.'

Lisa Marie, mother to Riley Keough, 34, nan precocious Benjamin Keough, 27, and twins Finley and Harper Lockwood, 15, ended her email to Coppola successful saying that 1 of her younger daughters had seen that nan movie was successful nan works.

'Sofia location is 1 much point I'd for illustration to add,' she said. 'I had to explicate that we are going to person to strengthen different deed successful our lives. 

'That location is going to beryllium a movie astir her grandfather that is going to effort to make him look really, really bad but it's not true.

She added, 'I had to explicate that her beloved grandma is supporting it. These 2 small girls person been done truthful overmuch successful nan past 7 years, enduring my divorcement and horrific custody conflict and past losing their brother. We've each been drowning.'

Lisa Marie Presley was pictured June 21, 2022 successful Hollywood, California astatine a handprint ceremonial astatine TCL Chinese Theatre successful commemoration of nan movie Elvis 

In her emails, Lisa Marie expressed skepticism complete really good Priscilla would beryllium capable to show nan family story 

Lisa Marie told Coppola that nan 2022 Baz Luhrmann movie Elvis was 'a existent depiction of who he really was' and made his granddaughters 'so proud and honored.'

'It made them consciousness blessed for a infinitesimal and little cursed successful life,' she said.

Lisa Marie said she could not fig retired why Coppola felt nan 'need to effort to return my begetter down connected nan heels of specified an unthinkable movie utilizing nan excuse that you are trying to show my mother's story, but from your very acheronian and jaded reality.'

Priscilla is group to unfastened astatine theaters nationwide Friday.

Dailymail.com has reached retired for remark from reps for Coppola, Priscilla and Lisa Marie's estate. A rep for Coppola said they had nary further remark connected nan story.  


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