Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Acquires 'Orion: The Man Who Would Be King'

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Selects Acquires 'Orion: The Man Who Would Be King'

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Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, the feature documentary written and directed by Jeanie Finlay.

The film tells the story of Jimmy Ellis, "an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave".

The film, which had its world premiere at Tribeca and won the Grand Jury Prize in Nashville, will be released theatrically and on demand on Dec 4.

Producers are Dewi Gregory and Finlay, with executive producers Al Morrow, Suzanne Alizart, Kate Townsend, Nick Fraser, Hannah Thomas, Richard Holmes, John Tobin, Andy Copping and Alexander Preston. The producer of marketing and distribution was Sally Hodgson.

Production companies are Glimmer Films, Truth Department and Met Film, and the film's supporters include Creative England, Ffilm Cymru Wales, BBC Storyville and Broadway. …

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