Priscilla Presley joins Kellie Pickler’s ‘Christmas at Graceland’ sequel

Kellie Pickler is back in the building. The actress will return to Hallmark for a sequel to her Christmas hit movie, Christmas in Graceland. Wedding at Graceland has begun production, Us Weekly can exclusively reveal.

Christmas at Graceland, which was Hallmark’s highest-rated film of 2018, was filmed in Memphis, Tennessee, and the sequel is shooting there as well, with much of the principal photography taking place in the late Elvis Presley’s mansion.

Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown in Christmas at Graceland
Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown in ‘Christmas at Graceland.’Katherine Bomboy/Crown Media

 

Pickler and Wes Brown are reprising their roles as Laurel and Clay, respectively. Additionally, the sequel will feature a cameo by Priscilla Presley, former wife of the legendary singer. In the film, the Elvis and Me author, 73, will share a fond memory of her May 1967 wedding to the King of Rock and Roll.

The TV movie will also include a special performance by Lee Brice and will air on June 1, as the kickoff for Hallmark’s annual June Weddings franchise.

In the movie, Laurel, a single mother to Emma, is surprised when Clay proposes at the Graceland estate. She accepts but they quickly realize they have two options if they want to get married at Graceland Chapel: waiting 18 months for an opening or marrying there in three weeks due to a cancellation. On top of that, Laurel’s dad and stepmother couldn’t be more different to Clay’s parents.

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Sixteen year old Priscilla Beaulieu sits before a portrait of a uniformed Elvis Presley as she writes the singer and film star a letter. Beaulieu, the daughter of an Air Force Captain, had dated Presley during the six weeks prior to his departure from Germany for his discharge from the United States Army on March 3, 1960. Wiesbaden, Germany
Outside an airport terminal building, fifteen-year-old American Priscilla Beaulieu stands amid a group of fans as she says goodbye to her then-boyfriend (and future husband) the soon-to-be-discharged US Army Sergeant (and popular singer) Elvis Presley, Friedberg, Germany, March 2, 1960. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Close-up of Priscilla Beaulieu (nee Wagner, later Presley) at an airport, Bad Nauheim, Germany, March 1960. She was there to meet musician Elvis Presley's plane, upon the end of his military service. (Photo by James Whitmore/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
MEMPHIS, TN - CIRCA 1965: Rock and roll singer Elvis Presley's wife Priscilla Beaulieu Presley poses for a portrait holding her little poodle circa 1965 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Las Vegas, Nev..Entertainer, Elvis Presley sits cheek to cheek wit his bride, the former Priscilla Ann Beaulieu, following their wedding May 1, 1967.
Elvis Presley and his wife, Priscilla, prepare to leave the hospital with their new daughter, Lisa Marie. Memphis, Tennessee, February 5, 1968.
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American actress Priscilla Presley, who was married to Elvis Presley from 1967 to 1973, circa 1975. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Iconic Images/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 9: Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 9: Priscilla Presley on April 9, 1975 poses for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 28: Priscilla Presley attends the 18th Annual Grammy Awards on February 28, 1976 at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 27: Priscilla Presley and boyfriend Robert Kardashian on March 27, 1976 pose for an exclusive photo session at her home in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Priscilla Presley (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 20: Priscilla Presley attends the Wella Balsam's 100th Anniversary Celebration on May 20, 1980 at the El Morocco in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Cheryl Ladd during 'Wella Celebrates 100th Birthday' at El Morroco Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Priscilla Presley (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
American Actress Priscilla Presley swimming in the sea, circa 1982-1988. (Photo by Stanley Bielecki Movie Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - Priscilla Presley, circa 1985. (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Priscilla Presley, Chairwoman of Elvis Presley Enterprises, pictured at news press conference to promote Elvis Presley Showtime TV Special, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, 4th January 1985. (Photo by Eddie Sanderson/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 28: Actress Priscilla Presley and manager Joel Stevens on November 28, 1988 dine at Il Mulino Restaurant in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Priscilla Presley promotes her new perfume 'Moments' on November 16, 1990 at Tatou (Supper Club), 151 East 50th Street in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
SANTA ANA, CA - MARCH 3: Actress Priscilla Presley presents Planet Hollywood with the Potter's Wheel from 'The Naked Gun 2�: The Smell of Fear' on March 3, 1993 at Planet Hollywood, South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
CENTURY CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the Nancy Davis Foundation's Fifth Annual Race to Erase MS Gala on November 14, 1997 at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
(Original Caption) Priscilla Presley. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 10: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the 'Bowfinger' Universal City Premiere on August 10, 1999 at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Priscilla Presley at the premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.' (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Uk Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Hackney Empire, London, Britain - 11 Nov 2004, Priscilla Presley (Photo by Brian Rasic/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 04: Third Annual Cabaret of Dreams - Arrivals in Los Angeles, United States on November 04, 2004 - Priscilla Presley arrives at the Park Plaza Hotel. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Priscilla Presley during 2007 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Awards Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 14: Actress Priscilla Presley arrives at the premiere of 'Legally Blonde The Musical' at the Pantages Theatre on August 14, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
SANTA BARBARA, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Priscilla Presley attends the Dream Foundation's 10th annual Celebration of Dreams at Bacara Resort and Spa on November 18, 2011 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15: Priscilla Presley visits the 'Elvis at the 02' exhibition at 02 Arena on December 15, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
(GERMANY OUT) Markus Lanz Aufzeichnung am 06. Dezember 2016 Gaeste: Priscilla Ann Presley geb 24. Mai 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City, als Priscilla Ann Wagner ist eine US-amerikanische Schauspielerin. Sie war mit Elvis Presley verheiratet und ist die Mutter von Lisa Marie Presley. (Photo by Peter Timm\ullstein bild via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Priscilla Presley attends the Rio Vista Universal's Valkyrie Awards and Holiday Party on December 16, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for WAV)
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"When you have Kellie Pickler, Wes Brown, Priscilla Presley, Lee Brice, Elvis’ unforgettable music, and Graceland, a dream location for a marriage ceremony, Wedding at Graceland promises to be the best day of your life,” Michelle Vicary, executive VP of the programming and publicity for Crown Media Family Network, said in a statement.

Wedding at Graceland airs on Hallmark Channel Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET.

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