Bill Murray has been cast as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson.
Roger Michell (Morning Glory) is directing the film, which is adapted from the 2009 radio play of the same name by Richard Nelson, who also is writing the screenplay. Production starts in July.
According to reports, “The project, set up at Focus Features and the UK’s Film4, recounts the quasi-incestuous love affair between the president and his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley, and takes place on the June 1939 weekend that the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt at his upstate New York cottage, in the first-ever visit to America by a member of the United Kingdom monarchy.”
Sounds interesting! We look forward to seeing it!