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Get ready to get closer to The King than ever, because HBO is planning a huge Elvis documentary

In what will be an epic two-part, three hour long presentation, HBO is finishing up a massive documentary following the life and music of Elvis Presley.

The doco will capture his whole life, from birth to the final Jungle Room recordings in 1976. Made completely in cooperation with the Presley family, it will feature never-before-seen photos, footage from inside Presley’s homes and new interviews with musicians, producers, engineers and directors that worked with The King.

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A new Elvis documentary from television giant HBO is set to provide unprecedented access to the life, times, friends and music of The King of rock n’ roll.

Thom Zimmy will be directing the project. He’s worked with HBO before, on the twin documentaries based on the life of Bruce Springsteen; The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town in 2010 and The Ties that Bind in 2015 (both worth a watch, by the way).

The project is still unnamed, and with no release date currently on the horizon. Given the late stage of production, you can probably pencil in a 2017 release.

In the face of TV streaming dominance, HBO is one of the classic providers who has continued to stand strong. Definitely looking forward to this documentary – sure to be a top-notch release based on the life of one of the world’s most famous musicians ever.

Via Rolling Stone.

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November 22, 2016

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