A few casting items:
- Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey will play Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon, respectively, in Elvis & Nixon. Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship) will direct the account of a December 1970 White House meeting between the two.
- Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn will star in Blackbird, adapted from the play by David Harrower. Blackbird is the feature directorial debut of Benedict Andrews.
- Chris Cooper will play J.D. Salinger in Coming Through the Rye, the feature directorial debut of Jim Sadwith. Alex Wolff and Stefania Owen star as two teenagers who seek out Salinger in 1969.
More on each project after the jump.