ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE MICHAEL SHANNON TO STAR AS ELVIS PRESLEY AND TWO-TIME ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER KEVIN SPACEY TO STAR AS RICHARD NIXON IN
“ELVIS & NIXON” FOR BLOOM
BLOOM will introduce the True Story to Buyers Starting at AFM
LOS ANGELES (November 5, 2014) – Academy Award® Nominee Michael Shannon (MAN OF STEEL, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) will star as Elvis Presley alongside two-time Academy Award® Winner Kevin Spacey (AMERICAN BEAUTY, THE USUAL SUPSPECTS) who will star as Richard Nixon in the extraordinary true story ELVIS & NIXON. To be directed by Liza Johnson (HATESHIP LOVESHIP, RETURN), ELVIS & NIXON is based off a screenplay by Cary Elwes and Hanala and Joey Sagal. Cassian Elwes (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, THE BUTLER), and Holly Wiersma (DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, BOBBY) are producing while Byron Wetzel and Prescience’s Tim Smith and Paul Brett are executive producing. Prescience is financing the film which BLOOM is introducing to foreign buyers at AFM.
Two men at the height of their powers, conscious they could not stay on top forever, both ripped with fear of the inevitable, sharing one famous private moment in the Oval office. ELVIS & NIXON recounts the morning of December 21st 1970, when the King of Rock’ n Roll (Michael Shannon) showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey). He had a very urgent request: to be sworn in as an undercover Federal Agent at large. This intimate moment in the Oval office between two men at the height of their powers has never been told.
BLOOM’S Alex Walton said: “It’s almost hard to fathom this story which evolved in the oval office between these two extraordinary men. It’s almost too good to be true.”
Producer Cassian Elwes continued: “After the enormous success of ‘The Butler’ I have a deep affection for films set in the White House as does the public. To work with Shannon and Spacey on this movie at the height of their careers is a dream come true.”
Shannon is repped by CAA, Wetzel Entertainment and Morris, Yorn, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman. Spacey is represented by CAA and Joanne Horowitz Management.
BLOOM is currently in production on Shane Black’s detective thriller THE NICE GUYS starring Academy Award® Winner Russell Crowe and Academy Award® nominee Ryan Gosling and in post on Gus Van Sant’s THE SEA OF TREES starring Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey. The BLOOM slate also includes: Michael Apted‘s UNLOCKED starring Noomi Rapace, Academy Award® Winner Michael Douglas and Orlando Bloom; Renny Harlin’s SKIPTRACE starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville; and THE HUNTERS, which will be directed by John Moore. The existing slate includes: Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel DARK PLACES starring Charlize Theron; A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson; THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGEL OF DEATH; PELE, the biopic about the legendary Brazilian soccer player; JANE GOT A GUN starring Natalie Portman; and OUT OF THE DARK starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.
BLOOM represents and curates a diversified slate of films ranging from commercial, talent-driven, wide release movies, to specialty films from proven and trusted filmmakers, all the while keeping an eye towards fresh and emerging talent. Alex Walton and financier & producer Ken Kao partnered to form BLOOM – a sales, production and financing outfit which launched just prior to Cannes with two-time Academy Award® Nominee Gus Van Sant’s THE SEA OF TREES starring Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey.