Director Thom Zimny will helm the project based on a script by Alan Light; Zimny previously worked with HBO on a pair of Bruce Springsteen documentaries, 2015’s The Ties That Bind and 2010’s The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town.
Deadline reports that the documentary, which tracks Presley’s life from childhood to his final Jungle Room recording sessions in 1976, was made with the complete cooperation of the Presley estate.
Legacy Recordings will release a new Elvis Presley album titled, The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, on October 21st, 2016. The album follows last year’s If I Can Dream — which sold over a million copies. The full press release can be found below and the first single “A Big Hunk O’ Love” can be streamed here.