Directed by Jeanie Finlay • 2015 • United Kingdom, United States
ORION: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING tells the story of Jimmy Ellis—an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis, back from the grave. With a fictional identity torn from the pages of a best-selling novel, the backing of the legendary Sun Records, and a voice that seemed to be the very twin of Presley’s, the scheme exploded into a cult success and gave rise to the “Elvis is alive” myth. This is the story behind that story. Who was that masked man?