It's 1970. It's Christmas. And Elvis Presley is jack of it. He's had enough of the songs, the fans, the girls, the guys, everything. He flees Graceland on a wild, manic quest to meet President Nixon before Colonel Parker can haul his ass back to Memphis. The King wants to score a Federal Drug Agent's badge. The President of America is the only man who can get it for him. Based on an amazing true story.
Official White House photos of Elvis meeting Nixon on December 21, 1970 are the most requested items at the National Archives. (More requested than the Bill of Rights or even the Constitution of the United States.)
"Boscutti's Elvis Presley" is a truly spirited rock'n'roll screenplay. Sometimes the truth really is stranger than fiction.
Will Elvis convince Nixon to give him what he needs?
'The image is one thing and the human being is another. It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.' Elvis Presley
'Intimate portrait of the king of rock'n'roll with much humor, gossip and adulation. Judicious and delightfully addictive.' Mary Turpin
'Boscutti untangles the soul of man in a wild, riveting and sharply written screenplay. I didn't want it to stop.' Helen Nye
'Often poignant psychological profile of a true rock'n'roll visionary. You've never seen Elvis like this.' Fay Scott
'Strikingly cinematic storytelling that cuts just the right way. Fine writing, sparkling dialogue. Sleek, fast-paced and exciting.' Henry Ballard
'Exceptionally intelligent and thought provoking account of the life of Elvis Presley.' Hugh Ransford
'Everything that's great about rock'n'roll wrapped up in an impossibly true story.' Juliet Hadsell
'Boscutti is a master storyteller. He bends the screenplay form to fit a narrative biography that seems to unspool like some epic road movie.' Greg Byers
'Best portrayal of Elvis I've ever read. Elvis comes to life on every page.' Lynne Wilson
'Stylish and addictive, plenty of intrigue and drama from Memphis to Los Angeles to Washington and into the heartland of America.' Brent Stine
'Exuberantly outrageous telling of one of rock'n'roll's finest moments.' Jane Hansen
'Riveting narrative tracing the incredible true story of the greatest entertainer who ever lived.' Murray Corcoran
'Boscutti writes with style, imagination, wit, and force. Exhilarating.' Adele Talmadge
'Intoxicating blend of true satire and sudden, sly compassion.' Michael Acevedo
'Boscutti shows us a terribly unhappy and frustrated artist who wants to transcend his fate. Gut wrenching, enlightening and wholly remarkable.' Margaret Cahn
'Most sympathetic, honest and insightful portrait of Elvis you'll ever see.' Douglas Basley
'Boscutti takes the reader into the private world of Elvis Presley. A world away from the blinding glare of publicity and persona.' Ray Fadden
'Brilliant, beautifully written biopic proves essential reading not only for the fans but anyone curious about the price of fame in America.' Christine Green
'Deep, honest portrayal of a man who was a true American original.' Jim Stanton
'Solid, insightful, and incredibly engaging book. Easy to read and impossible to put down.' Nelson Clarke
"Boscutti's Elvis Presley" (Screenplay) was a finalist in Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest. The screenplay format is beyond the industry standard. It simplifies the technical parameters so it’s easier and more enjoyable for you to read.
'You don't need to be an Elvis fan to love the man. He was the embodiment of the American dream. I wrote this biopic to find out what drove a boy from Tupelo, Mississippi, to become Elvis Presley. What drove a man to become a king. I want to show you a side of Elvis only a handful of people ever saw. I want you to see the true Elvis.' Stefano Boscutti
STEFANO BOSCUTTI is an award-winning writer and director.
He loves stories about true mavericks and outsiders who want to change the world. Larger than life characters who either wildly succeed or go down in flames. (Often both at the same time.) Boscutti's stories are usually laced with humor and a ton of irony.read more