Priscilla Presley, who is still mourning the death of her daughter, is also involved in a legal battle with her granddaughter, Riley Keough over an amendment made to the late Lisa Marie Presley’s trust. However, despite the ongoing family feud, the 77-year-old is not holding back on life as she teams up with John Eddie to create an animated series, Agent Elvis.
The Netflix series will star several big names, such as Matthew McConaughey, who will voice Elvis Presley while some other celebrities like Christina Hendricks, Niecy Nash, Kieran Culkin, Don Cheadle, and Jason Mantzoukas will be making guest appearances on the show.
Her legal battle with her granddaughter, Riley Keough
The 77-year-old is challenging the validity and authenticity of her late daughter’s will stating that an alteration was made to Lisa Marie Presley’s Promenade Trust. The amendment made her children Riley and Benjamin Keough co-trustees while excluding Priscilla and her former business manager, Barry Siegel, from the list.
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Priscilla alleged that there are many errors in the document that made her doubt the validity, which include the misspelling of her name and the inconsistency of her daughter’s signature. She also argued that the document was never delivered to her while Marie Presley was alive.
Presley’s widow is full of enthusiasm about ‘Agent Elvis’
Priscilla is full of excitement about her role in the new series which centers around her late ex-husband, Elvis Presley. The 77-year-old has made it a point of duty to share information about the show on social media.
Earlier in February, Priscilla took to Twitter to appreciate actor, Matthew McConaughey for taking up the role of Elvis in the series. “So excited to have Matthew McConaughey bringing his cool swagger to the role of Agent Elvis in our upcoming Netflix animated series!” she tweeted. “Elvis would’ve loved this! Alright Alright Alright.”
Also on March 1, she announced the release date for the long-awaited series via Twitter. “So excited for Agent Elvis to come out on March 17th on @netflix and so proud to be a part of this amazing cast,” Priscilla wrote.
Priscilla Presley says ‘Agent Elvis’ resonates with Elvis Presley’s dream
The project was initially announced by Netflix in 2019 at the end of the 42nd Elvis Week, an event organized to celebrate the life: music, movies, and legacy of the King of Rock and Roll. Priscilla Presley revealed to Hollywood Reporter at the time that the series will fulfill one of Elvis Presley’s fantasies.
“From the time Elvis was a young boy he always dreamed of being the superhero fighting crime and saving the world — Agent King lets him do just that,” she told the news outlet. “My co-creator John Eddie and I are so excited to be working with Netflix and Sony Animation on this amazing project and getting the chance to show the world an Elvis they haven’t seen before.”
Synopsis and the first trailer of ‘Agent Elvis’
“In the series, Elvis Presley trades in his white jumpsuit for a jet pack when he is covertly inducted into a secret government spy program to help battle the dark forces that threaten the country he loves -all while holding down his day job as the King Of Rock And Roll,” the official synopsis of the project reads.
Also, the 77-year-old recently took to Twitter to share the first teaser for the project created by her and John Eddie. The clip shows Elvis being met by mysterious strangers, who tell him, “You were the cultural phenomenon. You started a revolution.” While Elvis asked, “Who are you people, and what is all this?” And they respond, “The chance to weaponize rock ‘n’ roll.”
It further reveals Elvis being recruited into the secret government spy program and being assigned with stealing from the president. In another part of the trailer, Priscilla is seen kissing Elvis Presley in front of an altar after successfully fighting off an enemy. “It’s groovy, don’t you think?” she asks.
Watch the entertaining ‘Agent Elvis’ Trailer below: