Earlier this week, the Hollywood Reporter revealed that 'The Identical' was one of four films in various stages of development about the Mississippi-born singer. Here's more news on thie project: Howie Klausner, screenwriter for 'Space Cowboys,' wrote the script for 'Identical.' The new film, 'The Identical,' is set to examine this gospel-influenced side of one of the best-known performers who has ever stepped onto a stage or made a recording. The $3 million independent project from Nashville's City of Peace Films will star Ryan Pelton, who is a real-life Elvis impersonator and does an entire show based on the iconic entertainer's gospel influences.
As everybody knows, Elvis loved gospel music and often called band members and backup singers to his suite after a performance to sing the music he learned as a child. Those impromptu sessions often lasted into the wee hours of the morning as the King led guests through rousing renditions of everything from 'Amazing Grace' to the latest gospel tune he had heard and loved.