Book, soon-to-be movie, answering 'What if?' excites Elvis fans - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Book, soon-to-be movie, answering 'What if?' excites Elvis fans

Elvis in 1954 (Photo Source: Archives) Elvis in 1954 (Photo Source: Archives)
Saving the King book cover (Source: WMC Action News 5) Saving the King book cover (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

If Elvis Presley was alive, he would be turning 80 years old this week.

To many of his fans there has always been the thought of 'What if he were still alive?' A new book called, Saving the King explores that topic and more.

Now, it's being turned into a motion picture.

"It's a positive spin on what could have happened to Elvis if someone could have intervened," co-author Christine Gomez said.

Elvis Presley died at the young age of 42.

Christine Gomez and her husband, George, wrote their book about Elvis Presley being alive and living beyond that ending.

Saving the King came out last March and shot up the charts on Amazon.com. Now, it's headed for the big screen.

"We have so many great things in Memphis and in Tupelo and Mississippi and all over the South," co-Author George Gomez said.

Plans are for the movie to begin filming in the spring. Memphians can expect to see film crews all over town and around the Mid-South with an accomplished director behind it all.

Harvey Lawry signed on to direct the movie. He was the mark-up artist behind Benjamin Button, for which his team won an Academy Award. 

George and Christine are negotiating with Elvis Presley Enterprises but other cast members have not yet been finalized.

With a $10 million budget, you can bet the film will have its fair share of stars, and you could be one of them.

The Gomezs tell us they are going to need a lot of extras. So keep your eyes and ears open for how you can be part of this upcoming movie.

Saving the King, first an uplifting book, now a motion picture is coming to a Memphis neighborhood near you.

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