First Look: Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey Are 'Elvis & Nixon'

February 5, 2015
Source: THR

Evils & Nixon

Right now, Liza Johnson's historical drama Elvis & Nixon is looking for international buyers at the European Film Market, and that means we get our first look at the film that stars Michael Shannon (Man of Steel) and Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") as iconic rock musician Elvis Presley and President Richard M. Nixon respectively. The film tells the story of these two American men meeting at the Oval Office when The King asked the president if he could be made a special FBI operative. It's a true story, and one that has never been told on-screen before. Shannon looks weird as Elvis, but I really want to hear him speak. Look!

Here's our first look at Liza Johnson's Elvis & Nixon (via THR):

Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon is directed by Liza Johnson (Hateship Loveship) and written by actor Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) working with Hanala & Joey Sagal. The film 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. The film has no release date set yet.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


Shannon does looks pretty strange there. I think they both kind of do.

OfficialJab on Feb 5, 2015


lol if we're going on looks, might as well have Christopher Walken as elvis

Danimal on Feb 5, 2015


love spacey but all i can see is frank underwood. shouldve picked someone else

cj283 on Feb 5, 2015


agreed. kevin spacey looks too much like kevin spacey to look like nixon. use the actor that played in nixon in the past summer's XMen movie.

JBroti on Feb 5, 2015


Shannon's tough disposition is going to be hard to get around as the friendly Elvis.

Nick Sears on Feb 5, 2015

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