Three new clips have gone online for director Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson. Starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt, the film centers on a visit of England’s King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Coleman) to Roosevelt’s upstate New York home, Hyde Park on Hudson. The monarchs’ concerns over German aggression must compete with Roosevelt’s wife, mother and mistress who are all vying for attention. The following clips do a nice job at establishing the relationships between the various parties. You can read Matt’s review of the film here.
Hyde Park on Hudson opens domestically on December 7th. Hit the jump to view the new clips.
Check out the new clips below, followed by the film’s synopsis:
Here’s the synopsis for Hyde Park on Hudson:
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.