Bill Murray to Play Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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Bill Murray to Play Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Vulture sources say Bill Murray has agreed to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film Hyde Park On the Hudson, an adaptation of the British radio play of the same name.

According to Vulture, the film “recounts 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.”

Richard Nelson is handling the script; he adapted it from his own 2009 BBC radio play. In The Loop’s Kevin Loader will produce.