Kevin Spacey may have already been acquainted with the interior of the Oval office following his ongoing, power-mongering stint as the conniving Frank Underwood in House of Cards, but the actor is set to revisit the White House sooner rather than later for Liza Johnson’s Elvis & Nixon, and today, The Hollywood Reporter has released the first official image from the set.
Orbiting around the two titular characters, the drama will take place during the pair’s infamous coming together on December 21, 1970, a time in which The King put himself forward as a self-proclaimed secret agent — his aura at the time knew no bounds, apparently. Starring opposite Spacey is Take Shelter star Michael Shannon as Mr. Presley, and it’s understood that the two were brought in to replace Eric Bana and Danny Houston during the early stages of development.
Spacey and Shannon will be joined by Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts and singer-songstress Sky Ferreira for Elvis & Nixon. At the time of writing, Jonhson’s film is without a release date, but given that prestigious talent attached to the drama on both sides of the camera, it seems safe to assume that the motion picture will make its bow in the latter, award-friendly stages of 2015.
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.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter