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Lisa Marie: Elvis films aren't good

Published 01/02/2012 | 18:48

Lisa Marie Presley wants to make a film that captures the true Elvis
Lisa Marie Presley wants to make a film that captures the true Elvis

Lisa Marie Presley has revealed she is not happy with the representations of her father, Elvis, on film.

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The 44-year-old singer revealed she has been in talks about making a biopic that does justice to the late rock and roll icon.

Lisa Marie said: "There can be a sort of cheesy take on him, which I don't always love sometimes - you know, the later years and that whole thing with his white jumpsuit.

"Now I'm probably over it. But I mean it was kind of running wild for a while. It was a little bit cringe-worthy."

She revealed she has discussed making a film about her father that captures the true Elvis.

Lisa Marie said: "There's not been anything done properly with him yet, you know, that has satisfied me in terms of capturing everything. It will happen, though."

The singer was speaking at the opening of Elvis Through His Daughter's Eyes, an exhibition at his Memphis home Graceland celebrating the relationship Lisa Marie had with her father.

Elvis Presley died in Memphis on August 16, 1977. This year marks the 35th anniversary of his death, which is observed with a weeklong gathering of Elvis fans in August of every year. Officials anticipate a crowd this year that could match or exceed the 75,000 people who showed up at Graceland in 2007 for the 30th anniversary.

Lisa Marie said: "I'm proud to be my father's daughter because that is something that changed the world. I do feel honoured about that."

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