Ashley Greene of Twilight fame has transformed from vampire status to that of Priscilla Presley in a new indie film. Shangri-La Suite features Ron Livingston as Elvis Presley. Emily Browning and Alyvia Alyn Lind also star in the film.
The film takes viewers back to 1974, and tells the story of two troubled mental hospital patients--Karen (played by Emily Browning) and Jack (played by Luke Grimes). The pair fall in love and head on a cross-country adventure where they plan to murder Elvis during an L.A. concert appearance.
Eddie O'Keefe directs Shangri-La Suite--in fact it's his directorial debut. Aside from the plot line and details about Ashley Greene rocking a very hot retro one piece swimsuit--not much else has been shared about the film--including when it might hit the big screen.
Here's what we do know about Shangri-La Suite. It takes place after Elvis and Priscilla have divorced. And believe it or not, they aren't the focus of the film. Browing and Grimes are. The film portrays Elvis and Priscilla's relationship as an amicable one.
Ashley Greene is probably best known for her role as Alice Cullen in the Twilight series of films. The pretty actress and model once posed nude in a painted-on bikini for SoBe advertisements that ran in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition back in 2010. She appeared in the film flop LOL, which also starred Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore.
Might Shangri-La catapult Ashley Greene into eternal stardom as she portrays Priscilla Presley? It doesn't really sound that way. In fact, if it nudges her an inch or two above LOL and below Twilight (and quite honestly, to be below Twilight is itself an insult) it might just be a deemed successful--at least for her. It just doesn't seem like any film that features an Elvis look-alike stands much of a chance in 2014.
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