Bill Murray to Lead Hyde Park on the Hudson

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Bill Murray will star as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film version of Hyde Park on the Hudson, Vulture is reporting.

The film is based on a 2009 radio play by Richard Nelson, dealing with a true-to-life affair between Roosevelt and his distant cousin. The partially fictionalized plot is set during a 1939 visit from King George VI, the first time in history that British monarchy traveled to America.

The film (also scripted by Nelson) will be developed by Focus Features and Film4 and directed by Roger Michell (Morning Glory).