Many people may know the famous photograph of the meeting of rock star Elvis Presley and the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, but there is much more humor to this encounter. Man of Steel star Michael Shannon is taking on a completely different role than usual by playing Elvis and Kevin Spacey is putting on the famous voice to play Nixon. The first trailer for Elvis and Nixon has just hit the web and you can check it out below.
“Elvis & Nixon” follows 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. The film recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin 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.
Elvis and Nixon hits theaters in April 2016.