BiteSize Entertainment has optioned the film rights to David E. Stanley and Dr. David Gruder’s “Conversations With the King: Journals of a Young Apprentice” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story focuses on Stanley’s 17-year relationship with Elvis Presley, his stepbrother and mentor. Stanley moved into Presley’s home at Graceland when he was 4 years old, and Presley quickly became his father figure.
He grew up to become of one Presley’s aides, and Presley is said to have confided in him his spiritual search for meaning during the final years of his life.
The film itself will go by the title “Growing Up Graceland”. Gene Kirkwood and Ross Elliot will produce.