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November 7, 2013

Elvis Wade Returning to Memphis, New Movie Soon to Follow

Elvis Wade will be in concert at the Memphis Theatre on Thursday, November 14th beginning at 7 p.m. The theatre is also set to host Wade’s new movie “The Identical”.

"Elvis" Wade Cummings has been entertaining fans at the Memphis Theatre for years. The well known Elvis impersonator, has been making regular treks to northeast Missouri, traditionally coinciding with the fall firearms deer season. Cummings always takes time out of his hunting schedule to perform a show or two at the Memphis Theatre, much to the delight of the packed houses.

Elvis Wade will be performing on Thursday night, November 14th. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Tennessee native has become one the best-known Elvis impressionists in the music industry, traveling around the world to perform for fans of the late "The King".

Cummings began his act back in 1968 and has continued to refine the performances that are now a regular at stare fairs from Maine to Oklahoma with frequent stops at concert halls across North America.

Elvis Wade has added to his resume as top performer with news that his first-ever book will soon be released as a movie.

The fictional story, "The Identical" is being produced by City of Peace Films. It features Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano and Blake Ryane and is set for release soon.

According to the movie's official release, the film features the story of identical twin boys born in 1938, but separated at birth due to the hardships of the Great Depression.

When evangelist Reece Wade (Ray Liotta) reveals that he and his wife Louise (Ashley Judd) cannot have children, the twins father feels the Lord's prompting to give them one of the infant boys.

Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate, yet converging paths. Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) rises like a comet and changes the music world forever. His adopted brother, Ryan Wade (also played by Blake Rayne) struggles to find the purpose for his life. All the way into manhood he wrestles with pleasing Reverend Wade, his loving but controlling father, who is convinced his son Ryan is called into the ministry.

Ryan is encouraged by his loving and supportive wife Jenny (Erin Cottrell) and lifelong friends Dino and Avi (Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano) to follow his musical dreams. And oh, can he sing, just like his world famous twin!

"The Identical" is a captivating journey spanning five decades from the 1930's through the 1970's. This story is about the restoration and the reconciliation of a family broken apart by culture, creed and tradition.

Movie-going audiences will be drawn to this timeless tale of love, hope, and redemption that speaks to all generations.

Cummings told his hometown Tennessee newspaper The Wilson Post: "For a man who doesn't read books or go to the movies, writing the story came easy. I had had the story on my mind for several years and just decided to sit down and put it on paper, and when I did, it just flowed out of me," he said. "It took about three months to write. I couldn't read it without crying my eyes out."

Memphis Theatre booker Dr. Harlo Donelson stated he has been working with the producers to try to schedule a premier for the film here in Memphis but assured fans that the film will be shown in Memphis as soon as possible following the official release.

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