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Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey are Elvis & Nixon for historical drama

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Two of my favorite actors, Michael Shannon (REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) and Kevin Spacey (AMERICAN BEAUTY), are set to star as Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon respectively in the true story ELVIS & NIXON. That right there already has me giddy; these two talents always deliver great performances and now working together I’m sure they’re going to gain some much deserved attention on his project. The question is will the material stand on its own for this phenomenal pairing?

Here is the 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 (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.

The film will be directed by Liza Johnson (HATESHIP LOVESHIP) based off a screenplay by Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Other than all that, we don't know a lot at this point but you can bet we are keeping a close eye on this one.

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Extra Tidbit: Shannon and Spacey have both played bad guys in Superman movies. Your Trivial Pursuit friends will thank you.
Source: Deadline

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