October 24th, 2011
05:03 PM ET
We’re all shook up over this casting news. According to Variety, Eric Bana is set to play Elvis Presley in the upcoming film, “Elvis & Nixon.”
Interestingly, “Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes will direct the movie (his directorial debut), which is all about a December 21, 1970 White House visit. Yes, Elvis popped in on President Nixon.
Apparently, the superstar singer wrote President Nixon a six-page letter asking to swing by, and also suggested that he be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
As for who will play Tricky Dick, veteran actor Danny Huston is said to be in final negotiations to portray Richard M. Nixon.
Do you see curly-topped Aussie Eric as Elvis? We’ll wait to pass judgement until we see him in a bedazzled jumpsuit.
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