Elvis & Nixon
|Elvis & Nixon|
|Directed by||Liza Johnson|
|Edited by||Michael Taylor|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions|
Elvis & Nixon is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by Liza Johnson and written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal and Cary Elwes. The film stars Kevin Spacey as President Richard Nixon, and Michael Shannon as singer Elvis Presley, and focuses on the December 21, 1970, meeting between the two men at the White House. The supporting cast includes Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Johnny Knoxville, Sky Ferreira and Tracy Letts.
On the morning of December 21, 1970, actor-singer Elvis Presley shows up to the White House and requests for an urgent meeting with the President Richard Nixon, to swear him in as an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
- Kevin Spacey as President Richard Nixon
- Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley
- Alex Pettyfer as Jerry Schilling
- Colin Hanks as Egil Krogh
- Evan Peters as Dwight Chapin
- Tate Donovan as White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
- Hanala Sagal as Dwight Chapin's Secretary
- Johnny Knoxville
- Sky Ferreira as Charlotte
- Tracy Letts
- Ashley Benson as American Airlines worker
- Poppy Delevingne as a stewardess
- Dylan Penn as a hotel worker
- Joey Sagal as Joe King (Elvis Impersonator)
On November 5, 2014, it was announced that Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon signed on to portray Richard Nixon and Elvis Presley respectively in a feature film entitled Elvis & Nixon, written by Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal and Cary Elwes, about the pair's famous meeting at the White House in 1970. On November 11, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions brought the film to the market. On January 16, 2015, five actors joined the cast, including Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer, Tracy Letts and Sky Ferreira. Pettyfer plays Elvis' best friend Jerry Schilling, who goes to Washington, D.C. with him, Hanks plays Egil Krogh, lawyer and official of President's administration, Knoxville plays Elvis' head of security, while Ferreira plays Jerry's love interest. On February 4, four more cast members included Ashley Benson, Tate Donovan, Poppy Delevingne, and Dylan Penn. Benson plays an American Airlines worker, Donovan plays White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, Delevingne plays a stewardess flying with Elvis to D.C., while Penn would be playing a hotel worker.
- Elvis Meets Nixon (1997 film)
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