Bill Murray and Laura Linney look mischievous in the new Hyde Park on Hudson poster
Considering how seldom Bill Murray does films anymore, it’s shocking that there’s not more buzz about his upcoming dramedy HYDE PARK ON HUDSON. In the film Bill Murray will be portraying one of America’s greatest presidents in Franklin D. Roosevelt, and will follow a quirky summer weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of England visited the president in upstate New York along with his wife and mistress (played by Laura Linney). HYDE PARK ON HUDSON could easily vanish into obscurity like last year’s J. EDGAR, but it has an equal shot of being a huge Academy Award contender. Maybe we’ll just more buzz the closer we get to December. Meanwhile, take a look at this poster below which shows the jolly FDR with Laura Linney’s character behind him with a wicked grin. I think this film has a lot of promise.
HYDE PARK ON HUDSON is being directed by Roger Michell and stars: Bill Murray, Laura Linney Samuel West, Olivia Colman and Olivia Williams. It hits theaters on December 7th, 2012. (Hollywood-Elsewhere)