The South By Southwest Film Festival has announced that the locally filmed feature Elvis and Anabelle will have its world premiere on March 10, at
6:30 p.m., at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas.
Mingella (Art School Confidential) and Blake Lively (Accepted) star as
the titular characters, a mortician’s son and town beauty queen, respectively. The film tells the story of “an unlikely love that blossoms between
[the pair] after she dies,” which I sincerely hope involves neither necrophilia nor you-just-gotta-believe enchantment. Mary Steenburgen, Joe
Mantegna and Deadwood‘s Keith Carradine round
out the supporting cast.
Elvis and Anabelle was shot in and around Austin in May, 2006, making SXSW the
natural fit for the world premiere, according to producer Carolyn Pfeiffer. “We’re delighted to premiere a wonderful hometown film at an
outstanding hometown festival,” she said. “South
By Southwest, which always draws tremendous audiences, is truly a great fit
for the film.”