Eric Bana to Play Elvis Presley in ‘Elvis & Nixon’
Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play the president in the feature film, which marks the directorial debut of Cary Elwes.
Eric Bana is set to play Elvis Presley in the feature film Elvis & Nixon, which marks the directorial debut of Cary Elwes. Bana also will executive produce.
Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play President Richard M. Nixon in the movie, which centers on a Dec. 21, 1970, visit that Presley paid to Nixon at the White House.
The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Presley brought with him family photos and a Colt 45 pistol as a personal gift to the president.
Elwes wrote the screenplay along with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal.