Sunday, January 10, 2016

Elvis & Nixon ... er, I mean Shannon & Spacey

I must admit, Kevin Spacey is not the first actor who comes to mind when I think of someone to portray former President Richard Nixon, but take a look at this trailer. He nails it. And Michael Shannon, another one of the best, if not as appreciated by the public as Spacey, actors out there also seems to turn in a surprisingly decent imitation of Elvis Presley. Now I'm not quite sure who thought the Dec. 21, 1970, meeting between the two could sustain a feature length motion picture (and I still have my doubts about that), but at least the characterizations seem right on target. I guess we'll know more when the film opens April 15.

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