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Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon tell the tale behind famed photo in ‘Elvis & Nixon’

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The story behind one of the most notorious photos in White House history will be told in an upcoming comedy that stars a pair of former “Superman” villains in historical roles.

Get an early look at history’s most unlikely team-up in this new trailer for “Elvis & Nixon,” starring Kevin Spacey, who played Lex Luthor in 2006’s “Superman Returns,” and Michael Shannon, who played General Zod in 2013’s “Man of Steel.”

Inspired by the real-life meeting between the 37th President of the United States and the King of Rock and Roll (played by Spacey and Shannon, respectively), the film dramatizes the way two icons of 20th century American culture tried to capitalize on the other’s advantages. In the trailer, Elvis wants a badge, and Nixon wants a popularity boost, and a strange bed-fellowship is made.

Coming in April 2016 from Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street, “Elvis & Nixon” is directed by Liza Johnson. Check out the real photo of the rocker and the leader of the free world below.