Eric Bana to play Elvis? Uh Huh…

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On December 21, 1970, Elvis Presley paid a visit to President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in Washington, D.C. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit with the President and suggesting that he be made a “Federal Agent-at-Large” in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. The complete details of this meeting are not something of public knowledge, although theorists believe on that day Nixon granted Presley his wish.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, as of yesterday Benaroya Pictures and Pick Up Truck Pictures are in final negotiations with Eric Bana (Elvis) and Danny Huston (Nixon) to portray the pair in the feature ‘Elvis & Nixon‘.

The story will center on the previously mentioned visit to the White House and the events there after.

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.

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Scott St. John

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I have worked in the media for over 30 years as a Producer,director, cameraman,photographer and in publicity. I have worked for the four major television networks and for over 20 different cable networks. From American Idol to the Today Show to HBO Documentaries to the Academy Awards, I have been fortunate to work at the highest professional level in television. As a photographer, my work has been published or seen online in magazines such as Maxim, Stuff, Us weekly, InTouch,Gotham, Shock, OK magazine and more. My work has taken me to the four corners of the world from Africa to South America to Europe to Japan. It's been a great run and I am happy to be on board with the News Burner team.

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