On the Set of “Elvis & Nixon”

Posted on January 27, 2015

Boy, we’re going to get positively flooded with ’70s nostalgia porn, aren’t we? Every time we turn around, someone else is walking across a shoot in ugly bell bottoms or polyester.

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But no matter how many films of this ilk flood the market, we can’t say an “Elvis & Nixon” film sounds anything but fun, if not downright necessary. And the costuming looks pretty on point. Kevin Spacey is playing Nixon and, if they can pull off the makeup, we don’t see how that doesn’t work. We just can’t picture Michael Shannon as Elvis. That’s some really weird, almost surreal casting.

 

 

[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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