Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson

About Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson is an upcoming 2012 film, directed by Roger Michell. The film stars Bill Murray and Laura Linney. In June of 1939, King George VI and his wife, the Queen Consort Elizabeth (parents of the current Queen Elizabeth II) made a visit to President Franklin D. Roosevelt's country estate in Hyde Park, New York. At the same time, the President was growing closer to his distant cousin and eventual mistress, Margaret Suckley. No British monarch had ever visited the U.S. before, and Roosevelt hoped to bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of World War II, which broke out less than three months later. In early March 2011, director Roger Michell started searching for U.S. actors to play President Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Bill Murray agreed to play...'

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