Elvis & Nixon — Featurette

source:   elvisnixonmovie.com, youtube.com

added: Wed, Mar 30th '16

In the new featurette for the satirical biopic "Elvis & Nixon," Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon talk about the real-life meeting between President Nixon and Elvis Presley in 1970, which inspired their upcoming movie.

Captured in a now-famous photo, the private meeting all began when "The King" suddenly turned up at the front gates of the White House and asked to meet with the President because he was concerned about the country's division over the Vietnam War. And, oh yeah! Elvis also wanted Nixon to give him an official federal agent badge so he can fight the war on drugs and take down commie hippies with his steel tiger-like claws.

Co-starring Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville and Alex Pettyfer as Elvis' friend and one-time manager Jerry Schilling, the film is directed by Liza Johnson, who previously helmed the Kristen Wiig-starring drama "Hateship Loveship."

Acquired by Amazon Studios through a joint deal with Bleecker Street, "Elvis & Nixon" will open in theaters April 15 and will be made available on Amazon's Prime Video at a later date.

On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.


directed by   Liza Johnson

starring   Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Ashley Benson, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Dylan Penn, Tate Donovan

release date   April 15, 2016

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