For those of you who didn’t know, Elvis Presley and President Nixon had a together back in 1970. Sounds cool, right? Well it was more weird than anything. Presley showed up on the White House lawn and requested to meet with America’s most powerful man. Once inside, the meeting became more of an event as one strange request made by Presley made headlines. Now that event is being made into a movie, which stars Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, and you can see the first look image below.
As I was saying, it was weirder than you can believe. Elvis wanted Nixon to make him an undercover federal narcotics agent, the kicker? The President actually gave him a badge.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed the image earlier today, where you can see Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey as Presley and Nixon inside the Oval Office.
Kevin Spacey is the easy (and great) choice for the role of Nixon. And while Shannon seems like an odd choice, I dig the casting a lot. Pretty interested to see these guys act out this crazy event on screen, especially with it being a comedy.
Here’s an official synopsis:
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 (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin 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.
Elvis & Nixon has a 2015 release date. Directed by Liza Johnson starring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Evan Peters, Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, and Tracy Letts.