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Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon
Directed by Liza Johnson
Produced by
Written by
Starring
Edited by Michael Taylor
Production
company
Prescience
Distributed by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
Country United States
Language English

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.

Filming began on January 12, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film is expected to be released in 2016.

Plot

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.[1][2]

Cast

Production

Pre-production

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.[1] On November 11, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions brought the film to the market.[3] On January 16, 2015, five actors joined the cast, including Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer, Tracy Letts and Sky Ferreira.[4] 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.[4] On February 4, four more cast members included Ashley Benson, Tate Donovan, Poppy Delevingne, and Dylan Penn.[5] 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.[5]

Filming

Principal photography began on January 12, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.[6][7] Filming also took place in Shreveport, Louisiana and Los Angeles, California.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (November 5, 2014). "'Elvis & Nixon' Sets Kevin Spacey & Michael Shannon In Tale Of Historic White House Hangout – AFM". Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ McClintock, Pamela; Ford, Rebecca (February 4, 2015). "Berlin: See Kevin Spacey as Nixon in First 'Elvis & Nixon' Photo (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (November 11, 2014). "AFM: Kevin Spacey-Michael Shannon's 'Elvis and Nixon' Bought in Key Markets by Sony". Variety. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Reilly, Travis (January 16, 2015). "Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer Added to 'Elvis & Nixon'". The Wrap. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Kit, Borys (February 4, 2015). "'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ashley Benson Joins Kevin Spacey in 'Elvis & Nixon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 10, 2015. 
  6. ^ "On the Set for 1/19/15: Kevin Spacey Starrer Elvis & Nixon Begins Shooting, Director Joel Edgerton Starts on Blumhouse Film & More". SSN Insider. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "January 12, Louisiana Entertainment Jobs Hotline". Celtic Media Centre. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ McGuire, Jordan (February 5, 2015). "FIRST LOOK: 'Elvis & Nixon'". Scene Magazine. 

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