John Scheinfeld Directing Elvis Biopic

John Scheinfeld (“The U.S. vs. John Lennon”) will direct RLF Victor Productions’ “Fame & Fortune”, an adaptation of the 2007 biography “Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business” penned by former Presley bodyguard Sonny West and biographer Marshall Terrill says The Hollywood Reporter.

Though he starred in 27 movies, his life story has never been the subject of a theatrical biopic, though his life has been portrayed in documentaries and telefilms. Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Kurt Russell previously played Presley in two such small screen projects.

Cindy Friedlander, Michael Schlau and West penned the script. Casting begins late fall with a 2012 theatrical release planned to coincide with the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death.