Bill Murray is locked to play Franklin D. Roosevelt in the historical drama “Hyde Park on Hudson” for Focus Features International says Variety.
Based on a British radio play by Richard Nelson and set in the Summer of 1939 just before World War II broke out, the story follows the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to President Roosevelt’s upstate New York home near Hyde Park on Hudson.
Over the course of the weekend, details of FDR’s private life begin to unfold including his affair with his distant cousin Daisy.
Roger Michell (”Notting Hill”) is on board to direct the story while Nelson adapted the script. Kevin Loader and David Aukin will produce.