FIRST LOOK: ‘Elvis & Nixon’

by Jordan McGuire on February 5, 2015

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Sky Ferreira has joined the cast of Elvis & Nixon, that we already know. Now we get a first look at Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey in the Oval Office. The film is written by husband and wife Joey and Hanala Sagal and directed by Liza Johnson. The Sagals not only wrote the script but will also play small roles in their film.

American Horror Story’s Evan Peters will star alongside Spacey and Shannon. This film is the recreation of the infamous meeting between Presley and Nixon at the White House. Judging by the photo, both Shannon and Spacey appear to pull off their looks fairly well.

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Many actors have played Elvis Presley on screen. From Don Johnson in Elvis and the Beauty Queen to Jack White in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, every actor takes their run at the King of Rock and Roll. Michael Shannon now has an opportunity to give us his take on the famous singer.

Like Presley, Richard Nixon has been portrayed on the screen countless times. As mentioned before, John Cusack played Nixon in Lee Daniel’s The Butler. The list includes Anthony Hopkins in Nixon, Robert Wisden from Watchmen and Mark Camacho in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Elvis & Nixon began shooting in January. The cast and crew will travel to Los Angeles and New Orleans to film.