Hyde Park on the Hudson trailer
I love Laura Linney, and so it's great to see her opening the trailer for Hyde Park on the Hudson, and it's also great to see Bill Murray playing such an interesting role, that of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Throw in Olivia Williams, Olivia Coleman and Samuel West and we have a great cast for Roger Michell to direct.
The film centres on real events when the UK's King and Queen visit Roosevelt who is having an affair with his distant cousin. Watching the trailer it's a lot lighter than it sounds.
Here's the blurb for Hyde Park on Hudson:
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor host the King and Queen of England for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York -- the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one.
Seen through the eyes of Daisy, Franklin's neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy -- and through her, for us all -- a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.
It sounds great fare for Roger Michell, and he has a strong cast to power the roles on, and isn't it great that Bill Murray isn't doing another Ghostbusters and is instead dishing out strong performances like this? Well, it looks strong from the trailer.
I wonder what the Queen will make of this story?