Hyde Park on the Hudson Featurette
Focus Features has debuted a new featurette for Hyde Park on the Hudson, director Roger Michell's historical drama about the first English monarch to visit America. Bill Murray and Olivia Williams star as President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who entertain the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) at their New York estate. Bill Murray and director Roger Michell talk about the rich history behind this Presidential family, along with behind-the-scenes footage.
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) 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 (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), 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.