What do you think of the new poster for Elvis and Nixon? The film is based on the true story of Elvis Presley’s secret meeting with President Richard Nixon in the White House back in 1970, with Oscar nominee Michael Shannon playing the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Oscar winner Kevin Spacey stars as President Nixon. Liza Johnson directed from a script by Joey Sagal & Hanala Sagal and Cary Elwes. The cast also includes Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan, and Ashley Benson. Bleecker Street and Amazon Studios will release the dramatic film on April 22, 2016.
The Smithsonian has an interesting article about the meeting between Elvis the Pelvis and Nixon, with details on the secret Oval Office get-together that resulted in Presley receiving a badge from the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The historic meeting between the two figures was incredibly bizarre, and unfortunately it took place before Nixon’s recording device was in place so there isn’t any audio of what was actually said. Only notes from those in the room remain to tell the strange story.
The Plot: “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 Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and 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.