Hollywood to adapt Elvis Presley book.
Ron Bloom, Gene Kirkwood and Ross Elliot’s newly launched banner BiteSize Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the rights to David E. Stanley and David Gruder’s Elvis Presley book ‘Conversations With the King: Journals of a Young Apprentice,’ with plans to spin the book into a feature titled ‘Growing Up Graceland.’
Published earlier this year, the book tells of the “extraordinary lessons that Elvis Presley, the private mystic and healer, taught his stepbrother David E. Stanley during his seventeen years as his young apprentice. It is also about the equally important lessons David learned from witnessing Elvis’s titanic struggle between his most authentic spiritual self, his private demons and his feeling imprisoned by the public icon he had become.”
“After meeting David Stanley, reading his book and listening to his stories, I realized there is another side to the Elvis phenomenon, a bigger story, and one that has never been told,” said Kirkwood. “If Elvis was alive today, in this time of revolution in mass communication, I believe he would be one of the most inspirational individuals in the world.”