Another actor has decided to turn his hand to directing, this one is not such an obvious choice as Damon or Affleck though, Cary Elwes is set to give it a go, star of the Saw films and many moons ago, The Princess Bride.
The film he’s set to bring into our lives is going by the name Elvis and Nixon. Both of which are two prolific and memorable men who have obviously received screen adaptations before, but Elwes thinks that he’s found a new story to tell. That of an improbable meeting between the two historical figures, that were in very different ways icons of the 70s.
According to Variety:
On Dec. 21, 1970, Presley traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet President 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 Nixon.
It certainly sounds like odd subject matter for a big screen outing and a directorial writing/directing debut but at least it won’t be in 3D. We are intrigued. Anthony Hopkins and memorably Frank Langella have previously played Tricky Dicky on screen, while the man who made white look wearable has been played by Kurt Russell, Don Johnson and, most recently, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.