Jagger To Produce Biopic?

According to reports, Mick Jagger is in talks to produce the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic. His production company Jagged Films is set to be teaming up with Fox for the biopic, which has been in development for a very long time.

Elvis Presley is one of the most famous figures of our time, so of course there’s been numerous attempts at making a successful biopic about him. While there have been several films featuring Elvis and even some that have made an attempt at capturing parts of his life, there has yet to be a definitive biopic on him that is considered must-see entertainment. Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, agrees, as she explained last year, “There’s not been anything done properly with him yet, you know, that has satisfied me in terms of capturing everything. It will happen, though.”

Although the project is said to be in very early stages, this might be the first Elvis biopic that earns the stamp of approval from his family, considering that Jagger is involved.

It’s always hard to make a biopic based on such an influential figure, especially when the rights to their life still remain in various people’s hands, including their family’s. There’s also been a lot of competition within Hollywood itself to get this film made, and Jagger’s involvement might seal the deal for Fox.

Now, the question is: will this biopic be based off The Last Train to Memphis or be something entirely original [well, as original as a biopic can be]? The Last Train to Memphis has been in development for a long time at Fox [ten years, to be exact], and it’s said to be based on a biography of the same title that was written in 1995.

Are you guys excited to see a possible Elvis Presley biopic? Do you think that with Mick Jagger’s involvement, it might turn out to be something worth watching, or will the studios manage to ruin yet another promising project? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Celeb Dirty Laundry / Updated: Jun 15, 2013
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alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2013report abuse
He was a unique artist - an original in a world of imitators. Mick Jagger.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 25, 2013report abuse
I didn't think Jagger was a big enough Elvis fan to be involved with a project like this. Now, McCartney on the other hand makes more sense.
Jerome (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 24, 2013
Invisible because there was an ad in the wrong place
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 21, 2013report abuse
I hope the movie will focus on the power of his music in all years and counteract the stereotyped caricature image of the King as well as the strong over-emphasized focus on drug(s) - being it drugs or medicine. No one will benefit from that as it has been shown, told, speculated, etc too much. Better focus on his music, his influence of music and culture, his charismatic appeal, his generosity, his spirituality. So many different aspects to him begin the King that the mentioned items should not be over-exaggerated like it has been done. Whilst no denial either, mind you.
jagger had his own history in that field, so hopefully he will treat this field with respect for background and reason.
bajo (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2013report abuse
Most previous projects have failed, imo, because of the lack of Elvis' original music not beeing used. So far, I think This Is Elvis has been closest, but still lacked "something"! So, let's give thumbs up for this one and hope for the best!
RobIreland (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2013report abuse
I would love to see a "Docu" on just how good Elvis actually was in the sixties. Highlighting all of his best sixties recordings. Showing the public that not all the movie songs were so cringe worthy ! .. Never happen I know but ..............
circleG (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2013report abuse
I'd go for a documentary, though many people from the early days are no longer with us so alot would have to be pulled from old interviews.
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2013report abuse
Hopefully they will make a serious oscar winning movie without any intention to find an actor that looks or sounds like Elvis, but instead focus on getting a really good actor to accept the role such as Joaquim Phoenix, Johnny Depp or Brad Pitt. Give them the challenge of their career and use original Elvis music indeed.
Gmarriott (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 17, 2013report abuse
If anyone has seen the recent Marley 'documentary-biographical film' this is an example of how an Elvis movie should be handled. There wasn't too much actual footage of Bob interviews or concert footage used in the film. This shows that with the footage we do have if rounded and collected, along with band interviews, old interviews and voice overs a documentary film could be achieved successfully. I hope this isn't about finding the right actor to portray Elvis - it just wouldn't work at all. There's too many corny, crap imitating Elvis' that make this impossible. I'd love to personally slap every Elvis impersonator. I also believe a film like this would do wonders in the modern day for Elvis' memory. Let's just hope it's handled in the right way.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
I agree none of the previous films have captured the story correctly, besides lacking the talent, charisma, the good looks, and the charm and grace and the magic, of Elvis Presley. I guess thats why, there was only one Elvis Presley ! I would rather have a documentary film on Elvis Presley,made simiular, to "Elvis by the Presleys", but with stories, not only from the family, but from the people who worked with Elvis, too ! (Studio techs, band members, backup singers, co-stars in movies, etc) If a film company could tell the Elvis story, with Love and bring out the amazing things Elvis accomplished and the real human being who cared deeply for his fellow human being, then I would be pleased.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
I think the big problem for any movie about Elvis, is that it is almost impossible to find someone who both look like Elvis and also have his charisma, as I think that that is one of the tings that really put him apart from other entertainers (other than his voice that is). I also hope that they will use Elvis' own songs/voice, and not have someone like Burke sing the songs, or worse some IMP or even the actor who plays Elvis. That is one big way that all the movies about Elvis has failed, they never were able to reproduce anything that sounded like Elvis, and they always made him come of the screen like a kind of caricature . When all that is said, then I actually also would like a new movie about him, and if it is it produced right, and the use Elvis' own voice, then I think it could bring him out to an audience who otherwise only knows him through the silly IMPS and the dirt loving media. And I think Jagger is a good choice as producer.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
I agree with In-A-Flash but the image and legend of Elvis is so huge that the selection of an actor would have to be instantly believable and right on the nail. Failure to do this would just result in a glorified parody, let alone make the story creditable, fairly true to life, and not overly sensational for the cheap sell.
In-A-Flash (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
Walk the line has tremendously helped the popularity of Johnny Cash. It is about time we get an oscar winning biopic about Elvis his life and millions of new fans as a result.
Lefty (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
There's someone playing Elvis in our face all the time. Just look at the endless amount of impersonators at every turn. Heck, we even have The Flying Elvises parachuting out of the sky to contend with. So here comes another biopic. The very first question in everyone's mind is, "Will the next guy be a convincing Elvis?" The answer, of course not! And once you have it in your mind that the man on the screen is just another impersonator, then the merits of the biopic go out the window. Mick Jagger cannot do anything to overcome the stereotype created by the Elvis wannabes. Better to leave this project on the shelf.
KidGalahad79 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 16, 2013report abuse
leave the man alone. the fans know everything there is to know about Elvis.
EJF (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 15, 2013report abuse
A good, serious biopic of Elvis is way overdue. But unless some really talented people get involved I'm afraid we'll only get a glossy, superficial and inaccurate story of his life and the impact he made, not only on his vast following since he literally exploded on the music scene in the fifties, but also on the way he influenced practically everything that came after him.
By talented people I mean the likes of Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Lincoln) or, my personal favourite, Martin Scorsese, who has made some darn good bio-pics and concert/documentaries like Raging Bull (Jake LaMotta), The Aviator (Howard Hughes), George Harrison: Living In The Material World), the just-announced Sinatra, plus The Rolling Stones' Shine A light and The Band's The Last Waltz (arguably the greatest concert/semi-bio ever filmed, and a firm favourite of mine). Other great bio-pics are Taylor Hackford's Ray (Ray Charles) and perhaps James Mangold's bio-pic about Johnny Cash, Walk The Line. The fact that Mick Jagger was involved with Scorsese for the afore-mentioned Shine
A Light may help to persuade him to take the helm. Unless of course EPE object although it seems Lisa-Marie is very much interested in a decent project. Let's hope they get it right this time.
PRESYER (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 15, 2013report abuse
In my own opinion every movie and tvseries made about his life or about him have up to now been disappointing many others and myself. Never really accurate or meticulous enough or complete or done the right way I mean very professionnaly. Let us hope that this time (even made by Jagger) it will be ok and a real success. They do not have
to make him a God but nevertheless they do not have to in some manner being "destructive". That is my opinion.

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