Berlin: See Kevin Spacey as Nixon in First 'Elvis & Nixon' Photo (Exclusive)

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Michael Shannon, Left, with Kevin Spacey in 'Elvis & Nixon'

Liza Johnson's period comedy recreates the infamous meeting between the president and Elvis Presley.

Kevin Spacey, star of the blockbuster political yarn House of Cards, is back in the Oval Office — this time as President Richard Nixon.

In Liza Johnson's comedy Elvis & Nixon, Spacey stars as the 37th president of the United States, while Michael Shannon plays another kind of royalty, the king of rock 'n' roll Elvis Presley.

Kevin Spacey, star of the blockbuster political yarn House of Cards, is back in the Oval Office — this time as President Richard Nixon.

In Liza Johnson's comedy Elvis & Nixon, Spacey stars as the 37th president of the United States, while Michael Shannon plays another kind of royalty, the king of rock 'n' roll Elvis Presley.

 

 

Here, The Hollywood Reporter debuts a first look at the film, which is currently shooting in New Orleans and recreates the infamous, intimate Dec. 21, 1970 meeting between Nixon and Presley where Presley asked to be named a special FBI operative. (As fate would have it, Spacey arrived on the set the morning after winning the Golden Globe for his performance as Frank Underwood on House of Cards.)

Bloom is continuing to sell Elvis & Nixon to foreign buyers gathered at the Berlin Film Festival for the European Film Market. Veteran film executive Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma  are producing the movie, while Autumn Pictures' David Hansen and Johnny Mac are financing and executive producing alongside Byron Wetzel, Robert Ogden Barnum and Jerry Schilling.

Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts and singer Sky Ferreira also star.

 

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