Dreamboat Australian actor Eric Bana has been cast as dreamboat rock and roll icon Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon, a movie about the famous 1970 meeting between The King and the then US President Richard Nixon.
According to Deadline the film is based on a 1970 powwow between Presley (Bana) and Nixon (to be played by Danny Huston) when the former petitioned to be a Federal Agent at Large in the war against drugs.
The meeting between the pair came about after Elvis wrote a letter to the President voicing his surprisingly lame concerns about the country at the time. He wrote:
Dear Mr. President.
First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do NOT consider me as their enemy or as they call it The Establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help The Country out. I have no concern or Motives other than helping the country out.
And it continues along those lines. Nixon was so impressed that he invited Elvis to the White House for which Elvis famously gifted the President with a commemorative World War II Colt 45 pistol in a wooden chest, which is pretty pimp of him.
Actor Cary Elwes (Westley in The Princess Bride) will make his directorial debut at the helm of Elvis & Nixon which he also co-wrote.
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