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Kevin Spacey’s ‘Elvis & Nixon’ Sold to Amazon Studios

Film details meeting between controversial president and the King of Rock’n’Roll

Amazon Studios has acquired the domestic rights to Kevin Spacey‘s “Elvis & Nixon,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The film details the events leading up the meeting between President Richard Nixon (played by Spacey) and Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) in 1970. The film also stars Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, and Johnny Knoxville.

The acquisition represents a victory for Amazon, as the company has made a strong push into original content in recent years.

The company’s transgender comedy “Transparent” recently netted a Golden Globe for star Jeffrey Tambor.

“Elvis & Nixon” will get a theatrical release, with Bleecker Street handling the rollout.

Liza Johnson directed the film, while Cary Elwes,  Hanala Sagal, and Joey Sagal wrote the screenplay.

The deal was negotiated by producer Cassian Elwes and CAA.