Priscilla, Sofia Coppola‘s Priscilla Presley biopic that was one of the buzziest films to premiere at the Venice Film Festival (where lead star Cailee Spaeny won the Coppa Volpi for best actress), has sold around the world for The Match Factory.
Adding to the previously announced sales in France (ARP SAS), the film has secured distribution in Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), Spain (Elastica Films and BTeam Pictures), Switzerland (Filmcoopi), CIS (Capella Film), Scandinavia and Iceland (Nordisk Film), Poland (Best Film), Greece (Spentzos Film), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Baltics (Kino Pavasaris), Hungary (ADS), Middle East and North Africa (Front Row Filmed Ent.), Israel (Lev Cinemas), Ex-Yugoslavia (MCF Megacom), Ukraine (Arthouse Traffic), Japan (GAGA corporation), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and a worldwide Airline distribution (Echo Lake Distribution). Negotiations are ongoing in Czech Republic and Slovakia, South Korea, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.
Priscilla has its North American premiere on Friday (Oct. 6) at the New York Film Festival. A24 will distribute in the U.S. Vision Distribution, a Sky Company, will distribute in Italy. MUBI retains all rights in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, Latin America, BeNeLux and Turkey. The film will be released in cinemas from December 26 in the U.K., Ireland, Germany and across Latin America, with sub-distribution partners for the additional territories.
Written and directed by Coppola, Priscilla is based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me written by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon. Alongside Spaeny (Mare of Easttown, Bad Times at the El Royale) as Priscilla, the film also stars Jacob Elordi (Euphoria, The Kissing Booth) as Elvis Presley, and Dagmara Dominczyk (Succession, Bottoms, The Lost Daughter).
The film was produced by Lorenzo Mieli for The Apartment Pictures, a Fremantle Company, Sofia Coppola for American Zoetrope, and Youree Henley. The film was financed by Fremantle Group.