Kevin Spacey will star as Richard Nixon opposite Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley in Elvis & Nixon, a film based on the infamous picture. The script for the film has been in the works since 2011 when Cary Elwes was in the director chair with Danny Huston and Eric Bana as the leads. The film was mired in development hell for three years partially due to the lackluster drawing power of the previous leads, which seems to have been alleviated with the casting of Kevin Spacey. Spacey seems to be in the middle of a career revival due to the success of House of Cards and his involvement in other media as well so casting him should bring more eyes to the project than with Danny Huston.
The movie should be at least interesting and entertaining, hopefully in the vain of Frost/Nixon, an underrated film on Nixon's encounter with journalist David Frost.