Bill Murray Plays Roosevelt In “Hudson”

Bill Murray has signed on to portray President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a film adaptation of Richard Nelson’s 2009 British radio play “Hyde Park on the Hudson” for Focus Features and Film4 reports Vulture.

The story follows 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.

Nelson adapted the script while Roger Michell (“Morning Glory”) directs. Shooting is set to kick off in July.