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Elwes’ Directorial Debut

Written by: FFT Webmaster | October 25th, 2011

Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his turn as the handsome prince in the cult classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE, is set to make his directorial debut with the feature film ELVIS & NIXON. Australian actor Eric Bana (MUNICH) is set to play Elvis Presley, with American actor Danny Huston in final negotiations to play President Richard M. Nixon. The film centers on an encounter in December 1970 when Presley, a lifelong Republican, paid a visit to Nixon at the White House. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote 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. Presley brought with him family photos and a Colt 45 pistol as a personal gift to the President. Elwes has written the screenplay along with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal. Michael Benaroya (MARGIN CALL) and Holly Wiersma (BOBBY) will produce, with Bana exec producing through his production company Pick Up Truck Pictures. The movie will  shoot in Shreveport, Louisiana and Los Angeles and is expected to be ready sometime next year.

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