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Eric Bana to play Elvis Presley

Eric Bana

Eric Bana will play Elvis Presley in a new movie.

The 'Star Trek' actor has signed up to star as the 'Blue Suede Shoes' hitmaker in the indie film 'Elvis & Nixon' opposite Danny Huston as the former US president in the feature directorial debut of 'The Princess Bride' star Cary Elwes.

The movie is based on true events where Elvis travelled to Washington to meet the then president at the White House, following a six-page letter he wrote requesting a visit and suggesting he be made a 'Federal Agent-at-Large' in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

He also presented the president with a Colt 45 pistol and some family photographs.

Cary has written the script with Joey and Hanala Sagal while Eric will co-produce through his Pick Up Truck Pictures company.

It is unclear when shooting will begin although production is set to take place in Los Angeles, California and Shreveport, Louisiana

Eric has recently completed work on drama 'Blackbird' and will next be seen in diamond heist thriller 'Brilliant' while Danny can next be seen in the 'Clash of the Titans' sequel and 'Medallion' with Nicolas Cage.


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07-07-2011