by: Clark Allen
Evan Peters has joined the cast of the independent historical drama ELVIS AND NIXON. The film will explore the bizarre 1970 meeting between Elvis Presley and then President Richard Nixon that famously led to one of the strangest White House photo ops in pop culture history, when Elvis wanted to become a federal agent to support Nixon’s drug policy. Peters will play Dwight Chapin, a White House aid that assisted in setting up the meeting. Peters joins Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, who will be portraying Nixon and Presley, respectively. Liza Johnson will direct with a script from Cary Elwes, Joey Sagal, and Hanala Sagal.
Peters has established himself as a rising talent as of late, following his star-making turn on the hit FX series American Horror Story, which he’s appeared on every season of. His performance as the scene-stealing Quicksilver in last years X-Men: Days of Future Past cemented his upward rise. Up next, he’ll star in the horror flick The Lazarus Effect, opposite Olivia Wilde, and will reprise his role as Quicksilver in X-Men: Apocalypse.
Peters is repped by CAA.