Producers Spencer Proffer and Steve Binder are teaming with “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” director Joe Berlinger to develop a feature film about Colonel Tom Parker, the manager of late legendary musician Elvis Presley.
Parker arrived in America as a twenty-year-old undocumented Dutch immigrant. Taking great pains to hide his past, Parker became Presley’s manager in 1956 shortly before the singer broke out with the single “Heartbreak Hotel”. He remained in that position until Presley’s death in 1977. Parker died in 1997 at age 87.
The screenplay will be based on Alanna Nash’s book “The Colonel” and the team will work from an outline developed by Nash and Berlinger. Nash will co-write the screenplay and production is slated for early 2018.