Kevin Spacey is set to play President Richard Nixon in an upcoming film, “Elvis & Nixon.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Michael Shannon will take on the role of Elvis Presley in the historical drama. It will be directed by Liza Johnson from a script written by actor Cary Elwes with Hanala and Joey Sagal. The film will be produced by Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma.
“Elvis & Nixon” will concentrate on their meeting at the White House on December 21, 1970, when Presley requested to be sworn in as an intelligence agent.
Elwes said of the project: “After the enormous success of The Butler, I have a deep affection for films set in the White House, as does the public. To work with Shannon and Kevin Spacey on this movie at the height of their careers is a dream come true.”
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