“Elvis & Nixon” captures the unlikely meeting two of the biggest cultural figures of their time — a rock ‘n’ roll legend and the President of the United States. On a December morning in 1970, Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon), the King himself, showed up at the front gate of The White House to request a meeting with President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) to make him an undercover agent in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. What follows is a delightful, revealing meeting between two powerful figures, forever immortalized in the single most requested photograph in the National Archives. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip below featuring Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Johnny Knoxville, and more talk about bringing the story to life.
The film is directed by Liza Johnson, who has previously directed “Return,” starring Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, and John Slattery, and “Hateship, Loveship,” starring Kristen Wiig and Hailee Steinfeld. Michael Shannon is best known for a variety of roles across film and television, including his performances in “Revolutionary Road,” for which he was nominated for an Oscar, the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” “Man of Steel,” and most recently, “Midnight Special.” Meanwhile, Kevin Spacey has won two Oscars for his performances in “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty”; he is also known for his performances in “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Seven,” “L.A. Confidential,” and “House of Cards.”
“Elvis & Nixon” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19th.