Magazine article Screen International

BiteSize Hails the King

Magazine article Screen International

BiteSize Hails the King

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Caleb Deschanel will direct BiteSize Entertainment's Elvis Presley biopic Growing Up Graceland.

Los Angeles-based BiteSize Entertainment founder and CEO Ron Bloom made the announcement. The project is based on Robert Boris' screenplay adaptation from David E Stanley and David Gruder's book Conversations With The King: Journals Of A Young Apprentice.

Gene Kirkwood and Ross Elliot of BiteSize's production arm will produce alongside Presley's step-brother David Stanley through his Impello Entertainment.

Principal photography is expected to begin later this year. The story focuses on the relationship between Presley as he returns from military service and meets his young step-brother for the first time.

Deschanel's has earned five best cinematography Oscar credits including The Right Stuff, The Patriot and The Passion Of The Christ. …

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