Monday, October 24, 2011
Eric Bana To Play Elvis On The Big Screen
First Published: October 24, 2011 5:39 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Caption Eric Bana smiles at the Los Angeles premiere of Funny People on July 20, 2009Eric Bana is headed for the big screen as American icon Elvis Presley. According to Variety, the Australian actor will play the music great opposite actor Danny Huston, who is in final negotiations to play the late President Richard Nixon in Elvis & Nixon. Cary Elwes, who famously played Westley in 1987s The Princess Bride, will make his feature film directorial debut with the project. The film will center around the bizarre meeting of the President and the superstar, who Nixon made a Federal Agent-at-Large. Cary is co-author of the script with Joey Sagal and Hanala Sagal. Meanwhile Bana himself is executive producing the project. No start date was available for the film. Eric was recently seen on the big screen in Hanna with Saoirse Ronan and Cate Blanchett. Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.