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Bill Murray to Play FDR

Posted March 30, 2011 by Max in Film News

Bill_MurrayBill Murray has signed on to play Franklin D. Roosevelt in an adaptation of the British radio play ‘Hyde Park On the Hudson’ to be directed by Morning Glory’s Roger Michell.

According to Vulture, the project was set up by Focus Features and the UK’s Film4, and it 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.

I’m really excited to see Murray in a serious role again. I believe he was robbed a Best Actor win for ‘Lost In Translation’ and this seems to be a meaty role that could get him another nomination.

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