Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought key markets for “Elvis and Nixon” including Eastern Europe, Latin America, Portugal, Spain and Scandinavia.
The film stars Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley. The project, based on the 1970 meeting of the two figures at the White House, is being introduced at AFM to foreign buyers by sales-financing banner Bloom.
Liza Johnson (“Hateship Loveship”) will direct. Cassian Elwes and Holly Wiersma are producing. Prescience’s Tim Smith and Paul Brett are executive producing with Prescience financing.
The meeting took place on Dec. 21, 1970, when Presley showed up on the White House lawn to request a meeting with Nixon to be sworn in as an undercover agent.
News about the sales to SPWA was first reported by Deadline.com.