With producers continuing to sell Elvis & Nixon to foreign buyers at the Berlin Film Festival for the European Film Market, the filmmakers kicked off the promotional push by unveiling the very first image from the movie. Kevin Spacey leads the comedy as President Richard Nixon while Michael Shannon steps in as the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley. The Liza Johnson-directed film will cover their infamous, awkward meeting on December 21, 1970 during which Presley asked Nixon to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent.
The film is currently shooting in New Orleans with Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma producing. David Hansen and Johnny Mac of Autumn Pictures are executive producing and financing the film along with Byron Wetzel, Robert Ogden Barnum and Jerry Schilling. Elvis & Nixon also stars Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts and singer Sky Ferreira.
Check out the first Elvis & Nixon image below via Bloom.
Here’s the official synopsis of the film:
Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. Elvis & Nixon recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their powers has never been told.