Bill Murray to Play FDR

Actor set to star in Hyde Park On the Hudson
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2011 4:01 AM CDT
Bill Murray to Play FDR In Roger Mitchell's Hyde Park On the Hudson
Bill Murray opens his arms to the crowd while walking up the 18th green during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. last month.   (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Bill Murray—presumably in serious mode—has been tapped to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt, sources tell New York. Murray is set to take on the role in Morning Glory director Roger Mitchell's adaptation of British radio play Hyde Park On the Hudson. The movie, set during the weekend in 1939 when King George VI visited FDR's upstate New York cottage, will focus on the alleged affair between the president and his distant cousin, Margaret Suckley. (More Bill Murray stories.)

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