HYDE PARK ON HUDSON Trailer Stars Bill Murray And Laura Linney
Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in the first trailer for the historical tale HYDE PARK ON HUDSON from Focus Features and Film4. BAFTA Award winner Roger Michell (Film4’s Venus) is directing from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. The film will bow in select theatres December 7th.
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Mr. Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams of Focus’ Hanna) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West of Mr. Michell’s Persuasionand Olivia Colman of Film4’s The Iron Lady) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Ms. Linney), Franklin’s distant cousin, neighbor, and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
Fantastic follow-up to THE KING’S SPEECH! Add to the fact that both Linney and Murray look primed for Oscar nominations, don’t they? Murray is very well liked in Hollywood – this could very well be his big ta-da! A 35+ year career…he’s already proven he’s got the goods…time for Hollywood to pay up…seriously. And playing a real person? Oh forget it. To reiterate what Murray said in STRIPES, “I wanna party with you, cowboy.”
The cast of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON also includes Elizabeth Wilson (The Birds), Elizabeth Marvel (True Grit), and Eleanor Bron (Help!). Simon Bowles (Centurion) is the film’s production designer; Dinah Collin (The Ghost Writer) is the costume designer. The cinematographer is Lol Crawley (Film4’s Four Lions).
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