Australian actor Eric Bana has signed on to play Rock 'n' Roll King Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon, directed by Cary Elwes, which marks the actor's directorial debut.
Eric Bana set to portray Elvis Presley
Danny Huston is in final negotiations to play President Richard Nixon in the movie, which centers on a Dec. 21, 1970, visit that Elvis Presley paid to Richard Nixon at the White House.
The meeting was initiated by Elvis Presley, who wrote Richard 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. Elvis Presley brought with him family photos and a Colt 45 pistol as a personal gift to the president.
Cary Elwes wrote the screenplay along with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal.
The movie will film in Shreveport, La., and Los Angeles.