While actors portraying historical figures is a pretty regular deal, the casting of Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt turned quite a few heads. Mostly known for playing slightly offbeat characters, Murray is a genuinely inspired choice to play the 32nd President of the United States. The film in question is Roger Mitchell’s (Notting Hill) Hyde Park on the Hudson, which focuses on Roosevelt’s affair with his cousin, Daisy, during a weekend in 1939 which marked the first ever visit to America by a British monarchy when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visited FDR’s upstate New York cottage. Olivia Williams portrays FDR’s wife Eleanor while Laura Linney plays the tempting Daisy, and today we’ve got our first look at Murray in character as FDR. Hit the jump to check out the image.
Here’s the image (via USA Today):