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Bill Murray Plays FDR in “Hyde Park on the Hudson”

posted by Nell Minow

We’ve seen Bill Murray turn in some impressive performances in dramas as well as comedies, but it still seems like quite a challenge for him to take on the part of and icon like patrician four-time President  Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  But this trailer for “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” based on the events described in the book The Roosevelts and the Royals: Franklin and Eleanor, the King and Queen of England, and the Friendship that Changed History, looks wonderful.  Yes, this is the same king and queen portrayed in The King’s Speech.  And another note — perhaps as fair play after Meryl Streep played Margaret Thatcher, in this film Eleonor Roosevelt is played by British actress Olivia Williams.

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