Do you want to see a movie about a duo that you never expected to see together? K5 International, a division of K5 Media Group, has gotten the international rights to Benaroya Pictures’ “Elvis & Nixon,” a comedy by Cary Elwes in his directorial debut. The film was produced by Benaroya Pictures’ Michael Benaroya and Holly Wiersma, and Bana’s company, Pick Up Truck Productions, acted in the executive producing spot. This film is also Pick Up Truck’s first American production, according to the press release.
The film stars Eric Bana as Elvis Presley and Danny Huston as Richard Nixon, and if the two icons meeting didn’t seem like a great plot for a film already, the synopsis gives even more reasons to watch the film. According to the press release:
“‘Elvis & Nixon’ tells the story about Elvis Presley visiting President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in December of 1970. 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.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Michael, having known him for a while now,” said K5 co-founders Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur, according to the release. “He has fantastic taste and a remarkable eye for talent and truly original material.” Benaroya also said that he looks forward to working with Baur and Simon as they bring the film to the world marketplace.