Bill Murray to Play FDR in Adaptation of British Radio Play HYDE PARK ON THE HUDSON

     March 29, 2011

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Always on the lookout for interesting roles, Bill Murray has now signed on to portray President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film adaptation of the British radio play Hyde Park on the Hudson. The story focuses on FDR’s love affair with his cousin, Margaret Stuckley, during a June weekend in 1939 when the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt’s upstate New York cottage in what was the first ever visit to America by a member of the British monarchy. A flick based on a radio play about FDR’s incestuous relationship with his cousin in the presence of British royalty with Bill Murray starring? Sign me up!

Vulture reports that the project, helmed by Roger Michell (Morning Glory), is set to film this July. Richard Nelson wrote the script, based on his 2009 radio play. Focus Features and the UK’s Film4 are producing the film.

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