Talk about a way to make your debut behind the camera.
With his directorial debut, Elvis & Nixon, moving forward, the cast is being set for Cary Elwes‘ film, and according to THR, it’s gotten quite interesting.Â Danny Huston is in talks to play the president who’s last name plays the latter part of that title, and for the former, who better than Eric Bana? Bana has signed on to play Elvis Presley in the film, which will focus on the icon’s visit to the White House on December 21, 1970.
Elwes is also behind the film’s screenplay, as he penned it with the duo of Joey and Hanala Sagal, so it appears to be something of a passion project for the actor-turned filmmaker.Â Personally, I not only love the cast, but find the source material to be so damn interesting.Â It’s an event that is beyond iconic, and also offers up a really great setting and narrative.Â Elwes may be green to the directorial world, but if there is a better way to break into the directing game, I have yet to see it.
What do you think?