‘The Colonel’ – Biopic On Elvis Presley’s Manager in Development | Film News
A feature film about Elvis Presley‘s manager Colonel Tom Parker is currently in development with production expected to begin in 2018. Spencer Proffer, Steve Binder and Joe Berlinger are behind the biopic.
Colonel Tom Parker arrived in American as 20-year-old Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk, a Dutch migrant looking for his fortune (and allegedly escaping a murder charge). He eventually gained fame for managing Elvis Presley from 1956 until the singer’s death in 1977, and is renowned for his mastermind tactics in promotion.
The film will be based on Alanna Nash’s book, The Colonel: The Extraordinary Story of Colonel Tom Parker and Elvis Presley, one of four Presley books Nash has penned. Steve Binder is also no stranger to Elvis Presley, having produced and directed the 1968 NBC special Elvis.
Joe Berlinger, meanwhile, has been praised for his documentary work, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary for Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, alongside seven Emmy nominations for his TV work. He is currently working on a Ted Bundy biopic, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron.
The Colonel promises to reveal the secrets of another Hollywood legend; it’s certainly something to look forward to.