The daily gossip: Jacob Elordi to play Elvis in a Priscilla Presley biopic, Harry Styles' other fall movie also gets mixed reviews, and more
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Priscilla Presley is also getting a biopic starring Jacob Elordi as Elvis
Yet another movie in the Elvis Cinematic Universe has entered the building. A biopic about Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla Presley is reportedly in the works from acclaimed Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola, with Cailee Spaeny starring in the lead role. Coppola wrote the screenplay for Priscilla based on Presley's memoir Elvis and Me. News of the film comes on the heels of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis, a surprise box office hit that looks set to score Austin Butler an Oscar nomination. For Priscilla, though, Euphoria star Jacob Elordi will be stepping into Elvis' blue suede shoes. Coppola was apparently interested in Justin Bieber for the role, but he passed on it, according to Deadline's Justin Kroll. Priscilla is being produced by A24, while Elvis was made by Warner Bros. But we're still crossing our fingers that Butler's Elvis will show up in the post-credits scene, setting the stage for Elvis: No Way Home.
Harry Styles' other fall movie gets mixed reviews
Welp, the non-hits just keep coming for Harry Styles. Amid the drama surrounding Don't Worry Darling, it's easy to forget Harry Styles has another big movie coming out this fall: My Policeman, in which he plays a closeted gay man. The film just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and, well, our darling Harry has another reason to worry. With 13 reviews, the film currently has a 46 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. RogerEbert.com's Robert Daniels brutally writes that Styles "stands and speaks like a tourist awkwardly stumbling upon a movie set," while IndieWire's Ryan Lattanzio says the role requires "levels of complexity and conveying inner turmoil that Styles can't provide." This was the movie, by the way, that Styles proudly announced is not a "gay story about these guys being gay." After reading these early reviews, Styles was presumably so mad, he could spit.
Drew Barrymore tearfully reunites with ex-boyfriend Justin Long
Long time no see! Drew Barrymore reunited on her talk show with ex-boyfriend Justin Long, who she dated on-and-off from 2007 to 2010 — and we haven't seen her cry so hard since she said goodbye to E.T. "I'll love you always," Long told Barrymore, who broke down in tears as she told him, "I will always love you so much. You are so important to me." Looking back on their relationship, Barrymore admitted they "were more hedonistic" and "immature" in those days and would get together and break up frequently. "There was chaos," she said. "It was hella fun." Long agreed, telling Barrymore that "I cherish that time" they spent together and is happy they've "maintained our love" as exes. These days, Long is dating Kate Bosworth, so for her sake, we'll try our best to stop manifesting a Bennifer ending for these crazy kids.
Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly 'pursuing' 27-year-old Gigi Hadid
Leonardo DiCaprio has seen your memes, and he has a response: Best I can do is 27. The Titanic star recently split with 25-year-old Camila Morrone, prompting an avalanche of memes pointing out that he never dates women older than that despite being a 47-year-old man. So it's surely just a total coincidence that People and Us Weekly are both out with stories suggesting he might potentially be interested in maybe dating Gigi Hadid, who at 27 is a whole two years older than his alleged cutoff. Whoa, let's not get carried away here, Leo! "Leo is definitely pursuing Gigi," a source claimed to People, while another source said they aren't dating but "are getting to know each other." Still, Us Weekly cited a source who said Hadid "doesn't want to be romantic with [him] right now." Well, he tried … back to 22-year-olds it is! But hey, it's the thought of dating someone slightly less age-inappropriate that counts, right? No?
Marvel's Thunderbolts lineup includes Florence Pugh and David Harbour
Thunderbolts, assemble. A whole bunch of Marvel news was revealed at Disney's D23 expo over the weekend, including the official lineup for Thunderbolts. That's the movie about a darker version of the Avengers, which Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been putting together, and the team will include Florence Pugh and David Harbour's characters from Black Widow. Joining them will be Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Wyatt Russell as John Walker from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as Olga Kurylenko as Taskmaster from Black Widow and Hannah John-Kamen as Ghost from Ant-Man and the Wasp. Louis-Dreyfus will also star. A photo of the cast was released, though Pugh was missing, and she couldn't make it to D23 in person due to being too busy not promoting Don't Worry Darling. Thunderbolts will hit theaters in summer 2024. It's essentially Marvel's answer to DC's Suicide Squad, which we're assuming means it will be followed by a far superior reboot five years later called The Thunderbolts.