Axel Braun, Vivid Get All Shook Up for Musical Spoofs in '11

LOS ANGELES—In addition to his previously announced XXX parody of beloved musical Grease, director Axel Braun has hatched plans for 2011 releases spoofing music legends Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Rat Pack, all to be distributed by Vivid Entertainment.

"The first one up is Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody, which we'll shoot in November so we can have it in stores by January 8th, which is Elvis' birthday," Braun said. "I'm a huge Elvis fan. Elvis had a great sense of humor, so I'd like to think he would actually have plenty of fun watching my movie spoof."

The King will be played by comeback king Dale DaBone, who happens to share Elvis' January 8 birthday. DaBone will perform two songs as part of the role. Priscilla Presley is to be played by Andy San Dimas, and Tyler Knight has been cast as Muhammad Ali. Marilyn Monroe and James Dean will be pornified in the movie as well, though the actors for those parts have yet to be announced.

The Beatles XXX and The Rat Pack XXX will shoot in early 2011, the former to track the Fab Four throughout their career via fictitious interviews with family and friends, and the latter to be presented as a series of reminiscences between Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin over a late night poker game. Rat Pack entourage members also slated to be portrayed include Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, Jerry Lewis and Kim Novak.

"Axel has a true gift for parody and we are delighted to be working with him on distribution of his movies," Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch said. "Because he is also a fan, he makes sure that his movies are of the highest quality."

Coming off a win for Best Director at the annual Nightmoves Awards Show, Braun adds the parodies above to a tremendously ambitious production slate for late 2010 through 2011 in partnership with Vivid. Other titles in the works are The Godfather XXX, Star Wars XXX, A Clockwork Orange XXX and spoofs of the TV shows Law & Order, Starsky & Hutch and The Addams Family.

Braun's Batman XXX: A Porn Parody, also distributed by Vivid, has been at the top of the charts since its May release, and won the Best Parody awards at the 18th annual NightMoves Awards and at the fifth Annual F.A.M.E. (Fans of Adult Media & Entertainment) Awards.