British director Stephen Frears is considering making a new comedy about a conspiracy around Elvis Presley. Frears has directed the likes of High Fidelity and Dangerous Liaisons. He is expected to make The Importance of Being Elvis his next film.
The film tells the story of Brian from Newcastle, who claims that for many years he was Elvis Presley. The premise is that when Elvis was serving in the US Army, he was shot in the throat by a fan and could no longer sing. His manager, Colonel Tom Parker, with the collusion of the American government, found an impersonator to replace him. It's not known when the film is likely to be made.
Source: Ananova / Updated: Dec 9, 2002