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Lewellen lives with her stern religious zealot grandmother, Grammie (Piper Laurie), but spends most of her time down the hill with her much-adored Daddy (David Morse) in his falling down shack. Daddy is wild and rough and brings home a beautiful but troubled woman (Robin Wright Penn) who has a mysterious history with him and comes and goes when his drink and abuse becomes too much for her. But while she's around, Lewellen’s longing heart reaches for her love. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Buddy tries to get Lewellen a ticket to his concert and arranges for her to do her Elvis impersonation for a local teenager in exchange for tickets. During the impersonation, the teenager attacks Lewellen and steals her innocence. It is only the caretaker Charles (Afemo Omilami) who can see the spirit in Lewellen and save her soul.

  • Release date:September 19, 2008

Cast

Dakota Fanning
as Lewellen
Cody Hanford
as Buddy
Piper Laurie
as Granny
David Morse
as Daddy
Afemo Omilami
as Charles
Robin Wright Penn
as Strange Lady
Isabelle Fuhrman
as Grasshopper
Ron Prather
as Truck Driver
Jill Scott
as Big Mama Thornton

Crew

Deborah Kampmeier
Director
Deborah Kampmeier
Producer
Terry Leonard
Producer
Raye Dowell
Producer
Lawrence Robbins
Producer
Jen Gatien
Producer
Deborah Kampmeier
Screenwriter
Stephen Thompson
Cinematographer
Jim Denault
Cinematographer
Edward Lachman
Cinematographer
Gisburg Smialek
Composer (Music Score)
Elvis Presley
Featured Music
Sabine Hoffman
Editor
Tim Grimes
Production Designer
Gabrielle Berberich
Co-producer
Jim Czarnecki
Co-producer
Kelly R. Tenney
Co-producer
Kathi Scharer
Co-producer
Rebecca Cleary
Executive Producer
Robin Wright Penn
Executive Producer
Scott Franklin
Executive Producer
Henri Kessler
Executive Producer
Stacey Bakula
Executive Producer
Leigh Leverett
Costume Designer
Michael Rayle
Sound/Sound Designer
Craig Fincannon
Casting
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Lisa Mae Fincannon
Casting
Gary Smith
Co-Executive Producer
Roberta Hanley
Co-Executive Producer
Sam Froelich
Co-Executive Producer
Chris Hanley
Co-Executive Producer
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