Is 24-year-old writer/director/Mormon Jared Hess a big Elvis fan? Actually no, learns Entertainment Weekly:
Jared Hess: Two days before the end of shooting, a high-school-age extra asks, “This is based on the Elvis Costello alias, right?” “I went, Whaaat?” Had I known that name was used by anybody else prior to shooting the whole film, it definitely would have been changed … I listen to hip-hop, dude. It’s a pretty embarrassing coincidence.
Hess tells the mag that the quirky handle belonged to an old Italian man he met doing missionary work in Chicago a few years ago.
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