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Exclusive I told you last week about Michael Shannon playing Elvis Presley in “Elvis and Nixon.” Shannon can do anything, he’ll be a great Elvis circa 1971. Now I’m told that the movie has a director– Liza Johnson. Her Kristen Wiig movie, “Hateship Loveship” just got a distributor– IFC Films– out of Toronto. Guy Pearce and Hallie Steinfeld co-star.

Johnson’s “Return” with Linda Cardellini was one of the hidden gems of 2011, produced by Meredith Vieira. Now she’ll take on the historic meeting between Elvis and the only president who had to resign in disgrace. I am told that another great actor, Danny Huston, may be up for the Nixon role. The project, produced by Holly Wiersma and Logan Levy, sounds ever more intriguing and promising…

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