Hyde Park on Hudson is an upcoming movie starring Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia Williams. Directed by Roger Michell, Hyde Park on Hudson is a comedy/drama film that follows the events when King George VI (played by Samuel West) and his wife Queen Consort Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) visited President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt (Olivia Williams) in Hyde Park, New York. This was the first time that a British monarch visited the US soil and this was the time that Roosevelt hoped to develop American support for the UK during the eve of World War II. Amidst these negotiations and the news of war, Roosevelt is also taking a different road as he grows closer to his distant cousin and eventual mistress, Margaret Suckley (Laura Linney). Hyde Park on Hudson will bring about a story that is unforgettable and very complex with all the circumstances at hand. Let’s check out the latest buzz of this new movie:
“Bill Murray As The 32nd President In The Movie Hyde Park on Hudson
Bill Murray as FDR? It takes a few minutes to get used to, but once he settles into the role of the 32nd president, the idiosyncratic comic actor does a wonderfully jaunty job of it in Hyde Park on Hudson, a seriocomic look at an eventful weekend at the chief executive’s country estate as well as at his unusual domestic arrangement.
With Britain’s King George VI playing an important part in the proceedings as a house guest, audiences will be no doubt be encouraged to think of this classy, mildly ribald slice of biographical arcania as this season’s The King’s Speech, bolstered by the fact that both leaders had to deal with physical impairments. Reflecting a time when the intimate secrets of our leaders could truly be securely kept from the public, this Focus Features holiday release seems eminently promotable as a refined treat that’s nonetheless palatable to a wide audience.
Although decorously staged and tidily written in the manner of many films and television shows about the historical high and mighty, this contribution to 20th century costume drama ventures waist-deep into vaguely queasy territory by exploring, however gingerly, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s multiple menage that was either hidden, or ignored, in plain sight under the roof he shared with his wife and mother.
Screenwriter Richard Nelson, who wrote the 1993 film of Ethan Frome and won a Tony as author of the book for the musical James Joyce’s The Dead, doesn’t consistently find the precise register in which to address the president’s indiscretions, especially in the narration of the latest addition to the little brood, Margaret “Daisy” Suckley. A plain, intelligent spinster (47 years old in real life at the time) and a sixth cousin to FDR, whom she hasn’t seen in years, Daisy is surprised to be summoned to Springwood, the Roosevelt family estate in Hyde Park, N.Y. In due course, she confides that, “I helped him forget the weight of the world,” which is one way of passing along the news that she is expected to pleasure the polio-stricken president on occasion, something his wife, Eleanor (Olivia Williams, wonderful), is long since over and done with.”
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Hyde Park on Hudson is scheduled to be released in cinemas on December 7th 2012.
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