Watch: First 'Hyde Park on Hudson' Trailer with Bill Murray as FDR
"I now see how important this weekend was…" Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson, a film about the weekend in 1939 when the King of England visited President Franklin D. Roosevelt's upstate New York estate. Bill Murray plays FDR, along with Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt, Laura Linney as Margaret Suckley, Samuel West as King George VI (the same one from The King's Speech) and Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth. This has a very light, fun, comical tone similar to The King's Speech in many ways, but with its own quirks, including of course Bill Murray. Looks quite good.
Watch the first official trailer for Roger Michell's Hyde Park on Hudson, in high def via Yahoo:
The story of the love affair between FDR (Murray) and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley (Linney), centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited New York.
Hyde Park on Hudson is directed by award-winning South African filmmaker Roger Michell, of the films Notting Hill, The Mother, Changing Lanes, Venus and Morning Glory previously. The script was written by relatively unknown screenwriter Richard Nelson, of only Ethan Frome and Roots in Water. Focus Features is bringing Hyde Park on Hudson to limited theaters starting on December 7th later this year. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 18 Comments
Wonderful looking. I had a growing smile the whole time
Nick Sears on May 18, 2012
Linney to win the Oscar!
Kamish on May 18, 2012
And the Oscar goes to...
Bart on May 18, 2012
let's see, WW2 is starting, struggling with disability, the British and old people. Yup. this is Oscar gold.
Dan Hibiki on May 19, 2012
John on May 22, 2012
Linney and Murray both!
Ian Pullens on May 18, 2012
Xerxexx on May 18, 2012
I hate politics and historical biopics, but this looks phenomenal thanks to Murray.
peloquin on May 18, 2012
I'm in for Bill Murray, but what a boring trailer that meanders along with little dramatic purpose. Or is that the point?
Perkins on May 18, 2012
Wow, this sure looks lame.
Nielsen700 on May 18, 2012
Remember when Linney was positively the worst actress of all time in Jurassic Park? Ever time see her I just hear her saying "*pant pant pant* RUN!!!!!!"
Bignosemccarth on May 18, 2012
that was Laura Dern
Xenomorph31 on May 19, 2012
John on May 22, 2012
A group of mishaped misfits plunged into the public eye, work together in friendship to help make the world a better place...isn't this the plot for "The Avengers"?
motionmedia on May 19, 2012
Laura Linney,Olivia Williams and Olivia Colman <3
Ashleigh822 on May 19, 2012
I'm not so into Royals and their stupid requirements. I kind of like that when they are out of their own country people don't treat them with gloves on like they do here.
Crapola on May 20, 2012
FDR and King George. Bros 4 life?
lewinston on May 21, 2012
Finally, a non-indie/non-Wes Anderson film with Murray in the lead role again. It's been too long.
Tyler Hayes on May 24, 2012
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