Eric Bana to be the King of RockNRoll

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Eric Bana has had a varied career, playing a range of very different characters. He started his career in Full Frontal, a sketch comedy show. One of his popular characters was the bogan Poida. He has gone on to play The Hulk, starred in period dramas such as The Other Boyeln Girl and played the father of a young assassin in Hanna. So it shouldn’t be too surprising to hear that his next role is something completely different! He is about to play the King of RockNRoll, Elvis Presley, in the film Elvis & Nixon.

According to, Elvis & Nixon is being written by actor Cary Elwes (currently playing the role of the Pilot in Tin Tin), and Joey and Hanala Sagal. Cary Elwes will also be making his directorial debut with this film.

Joining Bana in Elvis & Nixon will be Danny Huston. He will take on the role of President Nixon.

Elvis & Nixon will be based on the meeting Presley had with then President Nixon, on 21 December 1970. Elvis visited the White House to make the strange request to be made a Federal Agent at Large in the war against drugs!

A TV film, of the same name, was made in 1997, starring Rick Peters as Elvis, and Bob Gunton as Nixon.

No start or release date for the film has been announced yet. In the meantime, check out the clips below of Eric Bana as ‘Poida’ and a clip with the letter Elvis wrote Nixon & photos taken during the infamous meeting between the men:

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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