How do you make an entire movie about a one-day visit to the White House by an aging rock n’ roll icon where he meets the Commander-In-Chief of the U.S.? Well, that’s what filmmaker Liza Johnson tries to pull off in “Elvis & Nixon,” the true story of the morning of December 21, 1970, when The King, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), turned up at the White House and demanded to be sworn in as a Federal Agent to join in the fight against drugs and communism by then POTUS Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey).
Here’s the official synopsis:
On the morning of December 21st 1970 the world’s biggest star, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) arrived on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey). Elvis & Nixon tells the astounding true story of this meeting between two men at the height of their powers.
Co-starring Colin Hanks, Johnny Knoxville, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Evan Peters, and Alex Pettyfer ,Amazon Studios will release “Elvis & Nixon” theatrically through Bleecker Street Pictures sometime in April. Watch the first trailer below.