Michael Shannon … Elvis Presley
Kevin Spacey … Richard Nixon
Alex Pettyfer … Jerry Schilling
Johnny Knoxville … Sonny
Colin Hanks … Egil Krogh
Evan Peters … Dwight Chapin
Sky Ferreira … Charlotte
Tracy Letts … John Finlator
Tate Donovan … H.R. Haldeman
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|Distributor||Bleecker Street Media|
“Elvis has entered the White House”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘You’ll never guess in a million years who just showed up at the Northwest Gate asking to see the President.’
The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
‘Elvis and 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 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.
The film recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the Elvis (Michael Shannon) shows 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.”