Eric Bana is set to play Elvis Presley and Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play President Richard Nixon in the feature “Elvis & Nixon” for Benaroya Pictures and Pick Up Truck Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story centers on a December 21st 1970 visit that Presley initiated and paid to Nixon at the White House. Presley suggested he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Actor Cary Elwes makes his directorial debut on the project and co-wrote the script with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal. Michael Benaroya and Holly Wiersma will produce while Bana will executive produce. Shooting will take place in Shreveport, Louisiana and Los Angeles.