Though it's too early to predict the Oscars, Bill Murray seemingly has a great chance at receiving a Best Actor nomination for his upcoming historical drama "Hyde Park on Hudson." After all, he plays Franklin D. Roosevelt, the polio-stricken US President who was known to use his wit as well as his wisdom. Go ahead and take a look at the movie's just-released trailer to see if Murray has the chops -- we think he does.
The film, based on a British radio play, centers on the 1939 weekend visit when King George VI (Samuel West) and Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) historically traveled to President Roosevelt's upstate New York home, called Hyde Park on Hudson. The story will also depict the secret love affair between FDR (Murray) and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley (portrayed by Laura Linney). Directed by acclaimed English helmer Roger Michell (Notting Hill), the movie will open in theaters on December 7th. Just in time for awards season.
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Hyde Park On Hudson stars Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Olivia Williams