Elvis Presley Documentary Headed for HBO
Production on the three-hour, two-part feature is being wrapped this month.
HBO has announced an as-yet-untitled documentary from Sony Pictures Television about the life and music of Elvis Presley.
Production on the three-hour, two-part feature is being wrapped this month, Deadline Hollywood reports. No debut date has been announced.
The documentary will span from Presley's childhood through his final recording sessions at his Graceland Jungle Room studio in 1976. It is written by Alan Light and directed by Emmy and Grammy winner Thom Zimny, who has work on multiple Bruce Springsteen documentary and video projects, including last year's The Ties That Bind and 2010's The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.
"The producers came to HBO and Sony with the idea for a film drawing upon very rare footage that captures Elvis' musicianship in a new and exciting way," said president of HBO Miniseries Kary Antholis in a statement. "The artistry on display in that footage reminded us of the great work by Jon Landau and Thom Zimny on HBO films documenting the studio artistry of Bruce Springsteen, and we are thrilled to have them at the helm to lend their unique cinematic perspectives to this iconic, complex and singular artist."
The film is being produced with full participation of Presley's family estate and will include never-before-seen photos and footage.