Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Picks Up Sundance Doc 'The King'

Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Picks Up Sundance Doc 'The King'

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Early version premiered in official selection in Cannes last summer.

In a preemptive acquisition, Oscilloscope has picked up North American theatrical rights to Eugene Jarecki’s The King ahead of its Sundance premiere on January 25.

Executive Producer Steven Soderbergh will join Jarecki in Park City to discuss the US-Germany-France co-production, which the distributor will release this year after an early version premiered in official selection in Cannes last summer.

Forty-one years after the death of Elvis Presley, The King sees Jarecki take the entertainer’s 1963 Rolls-Royce on a musical road trip across America, from Memphis to New York to Las Vegas.

Alec Baldwin, Rosanne Cash, Chuck D, Emmylou Harris, Ethan Hawke, Van Jones, Mike Myers, and Dan Rather, are among featured celebrities.

“We are thrilled to be working with Oscilloscope,” Jarecki said. “This is a time for real soul-searching in America. …

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