Elvis & Anabelle Open SXSW

“Elvis and Anabelle” has been chosen to be the Gala Night premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. Max Minghella, Blake Lively, Joe Mantegna, Keith Carradine, and Mary Steenburgen all star in the quirky drama/thriller.

Groomed by her overly ambitious mother (Mary Steenburgen), Anabelle (Blake Lively) is on the road to winning the Miss Texas Rose tiara when she dies tragically during a pageant. Her death lands her on the embalming table of Elvis (Max Minghella), an embittered young man whose sense of family duty and love for his ailing father (Joe Mantegna) keep him from following his dreams.

When Anabelle is miraculously resurrected on Elvis’ embalming table, the two unexpectedly connect and sparks fly. With the help of each other and Elvis'(TM) father, they discover love, freedom and happiness as the real world and their own demons threaten to force them apart.

The film will premiere on March 10th 2007.