Here is an excerpt from it:
With Presley's desires for touring stymied, the last creative gasp for Elvis came from an unlikely source, Barbara Streisand. The singer and actress was contemplating a remake of "A Star is Born" and wanted Elvis for the demanding role of washed-up alcoholic rocker John Norman Howard.
"That's the last time I saw a twinkle in his eye about a creative project," says Schilling, who believes that the challenge of preparing for his role in "Star" would've gotten Elvis out of his funk.
But at the same time, Presley and Parker were beset by doubts about the project. There was distance over the fee Presley would be paid, but also Streisand was insisting that she get top billing, and that her hairdresser/ boyfriend Jon Peters serve as producer of the film. Ultimately, the Colonel objected and negotiations broke down. "The deal was never satisfactory from a business point of view," says Guralnick. "You had the first-time producer who was the boyfriend of the star, and that led to a certain amount of concern. But mainly, I don't think Elvis could have done it at that point."
"Elvis was concerned about his ballooning weight and about his ability to handle that kind of a dramatic role -- though he yearned desperately to do so," says Nash. "I think the Colonel came up with his objections to the project -- about money and billing -- but mainly he was fearful that Elvis could not pull it off."
IMO-So it does not seem so cut and dry in Schillings mind at least in this interview.