Film focuses on meeting between Presley and President Nixon in 1970
Sky Ferreira has reportedly joined the cast of new film Elvis & Nixon, which tells the story of former President Richard Nixon’s infamous meeting with Elvis Presley in 1970.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Ferreira will play the love interest of Jerry Schilling, played in the film by Alex Pettyfer. Michael Shannon will star as Elvis while Kevin Spacey (pictured right) takes on the role of Richard Nixon. A post on Ferreira’s Instagram (see below) saw the singer and actress claim she is “blessed” to be a part of the production.
Elvis and Nixon met on December 21 1970 at Elvis’ request. He wrote the-then President a six-page letter suggesting that he be should become a “Federal Agent-at-Large” for the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.
Ferreira is currently working on her second album, which she recently explained will be “more aggressive” than her debut, ‘My Time, Night Time’, which came out in 2013.
Ferreira and Zachary Cole Smith performed a cover of the Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love collaboration ‘Asking For It’ during a recent gig in Los Angeles. The couple sang the Hole song at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles on November 20. The original version of the song was released in 1994 and was the fourth track on Hole’s second studio album, ‘Live Through This’.
Ferreira has been working with Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie on her next album. The pop singer is collaborating with Gillespie and Andrew Innes of the band. “The reason I like working with them is because there’s absolutely no pressure,” she commented.