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Bill Murray will play Franklin D. Roosevelt in the adaptation of Hyde Park on Hudson

03.30.2011
And God willing, he will wear that absolutely stupendous hat.

According to spy reports over at Vulture, Bill Murray, one of the coolest, no-bullshit actors in the game, has officially agreed to play the 32nd President of the United States in HYDE PARK ON HUDSON.

The film, a feature adaptation of the 2009 Richard Nelson BBC radio play, tells of "the quasi-incestuous love affair between the president and his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley, and takes place on the June 1939 weekend that the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt at his upstate New York cottage, in the first-ever visit to America by a member of the United Kingdom monarchy." Nelson will adapt his own work for the screen, while filmmaker Roger Mitchell (MORNING GLORY, NOTTING HILL) directs.

HYDE PARK ON HUDSON is expected to commence production this July.
Extra Tidbit: Could this be a chance for a Bill Murray Oscar?
Source: Vulture

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8:07PM on 03/30/2011
Damn that King's Speech. Thanks to that we get this instead of Ghostbusters 3???
(But seriously, Bill was great in "Get Low" but why does he have to completely avoid mainstream films now?)
Damn that King's Speech. Thanks to that we get this instead of Ghostbusters 3???
(But seriously, Bill was great in "Get Low" but why does he have to completely avoid mainstream films now?)
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11:51AM on 03/30/2011
So I guess this means one step even further back for "Ghostbusters 3"?
So I guess this means one step even further back for "Ghostbusters 3"?
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12:24PM on 03/30/2011
That's a positive.
That's a positive.
4:25PM on 03/30/2011
Yeah, that is a positive. I hope we don't see "GB3".
Yeah, that is a positive. I hope we don't see "GB3".
11:50AM on 03/30/2011
Great news. He'll do a great job.

He was brilliant in "Lost In Translation" (Great Movie), and was sad not to see him get the Oscar.
Great news. He'll do a great job.

He was brilliant in "Lost In Translation" (Great Movie), and was sad not to see him get the Oscar.
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9:37AM on 03/30/2011
I think it's clear that at this stage in his life Murray wants to be remembered for more than comedies. Good for him.
I think it's clear that at this stage in his life Murray wants to be remembered for more than comedies. Good for him.
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8:35AM on 03/30/2011
I love Bill Murray. But I am trying my hardest to be interested in this and it aint happenin' . . .
I love Bill Murray. But I am trying my hardest to be interested in this and it aint happenin' . . .
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7:12AM on 03/30/2011
However, with that hat, I thought of Elmer Fudd.
However, with that hat, I thought of Elmer Fudd.
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