‘Hateship Loveship’ helmer Liza Johnson directing…
Michael Shannon (‘Man of Steel’) will star as Elvis Presley alongside Kevin Spacey (‘House of Cards’) who will star as Richard Nixon in the extraordinary true story ‘Elvis & Nixon.’
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.
Liza Johnson (‘Hateship Loveship,’ ‘Return’) is attached to direct ‘Elvis & Nixon’ based off a screenplay by Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal.
Cassian Elwes (‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘The Butler’), and Holly Wiersma (‘Dallas Buyers Club,’ ‘Bobby’) are producing while Byron Wetzel and Prescience’s Tim Smith and Paul Brett will serve as executive producers.
“After the enormous success of ‘The Butler’ I have a deep affection for films set in the White House as does the public,” said producer Cassian Elwes. “To work with Shannon and Spacey on this movie at the height of their careers is a dream come true.”