Stephen Frears, the film director whose credits include Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters and High Fidelity, has expressed a desire to direct "the definitive" Elvis movie. He appeared on a famous BBC Radio 4 show called Desert Island Discs on January 18th. This is a long-running parlour game type-show in which stars are asked to name the eight songs they would take if they were marooned on a desert island. One of Frear's was Love Me Tender.
Frears had expressed a desire to shoot the definitive Presley movie. He's expecting the script in a few days. "If God is smiling, it will be as good as I hope it will be. The Elvis Presley Estate says it's the best script they've ever read. It gets him right in a very, very eccentric way."
The interview is going to be repeated by Radio Four on the 23rd January.
Source: Various / Updated: Jan 21, 2004