Oscar season is upon us, which means lots of prestigious biographies of powerful or famous people. After this weekend, there will be three such movies vying for your ticket-buying dollar: Daniel Day-Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s surprising smash “Lincoln,” Anthony Hopkins as the master of suspense in “Hitchcock” and, starting on Friday, Bill Murray (of all people), playing Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson.” True to form, Roosevelt ain’t… Continue reading 'Hyde Park On Hudson' Review: The Pros And Cons Of The FDR Biopic
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Is an Oscar in the cards for Bill Murray?
The first trailer for the movie “Hyde Park on Hudson,” which stars Murray as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, has just debuted over on Yahoo.
The story follows FDR in the summer of June 1939, as he and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England at their upstate New York home (a.k.a. Hyde Park on Hudson)
Bill Murray will star as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film version of Hyde Park on the Hudson , Vulture is reporting.
The film is based on a 2009 radio play by Richard Nelson, dealing with a true-to-life affair between Roosevelt and his distant cousin. The partially fictionalized plot is set during a 1939 visit from King George VI, the first time in history that British monarchy traveled to America.