Hyde Park on Hudson

(2012)

Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney star in a historical tale that uniquely explores the all-too-human side of one of history’s iconic leaders. Blending literate wit and drama, “Hyde Park on Hudson” is directed by Roger Michell from a screenplay by Richard Nelson. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (played by Mr. Murray) readies to 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 – marking the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America. As Britain faces imminent war with Germany, the royals are desperately looking to FDR for U.S. support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams), mother Sara (Elizabeth Wilson), and secretary Missy (Elizabeth Marvel) will all play a part in making the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Ms. 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.

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Hyde Park on Hudson is currently playing in theaters nationwide, after a successful limited release throughout December. Golden Globe nominee Bill Murray stars as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who, in June 1939, hosted the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) on their first ever trip to America. We want to make sure you have a chance to see director Roger Michell's drama during its nationwide expansion, so we're giving away a $100 American Express gift card, perfect for a night out at the movies with all the trimmings, and maybe even enough left over for dinner (if you don't live in a big city where tickets for two and a small tub of popcorn can run you close to $100). Read on for details on how you can win big from Franklin Delano Roosevelt!

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‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Featurette

‘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.

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Three ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Clips with Bill Murray

Three ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Clips with Bill Murray

Not one to play second fiddle to that ol' slavery abolisher Lincoln, our 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is also having a fine run at the cinema this year. If you couldn't get enough of the polio king in FDR: American Badass!, which featured the wheelchair bound madman as a Nazi werewolf slayer played by Barry Bostwick, get ready for a more serious take on this cultural figure as portrayed by Bill Murray in Hyde Park on the Hudson. This particular expose tells of England's King George VI's visit to FDR's upstate New York home. Focus Features has three clips for our enjoyment. Watch as funnyman Murray goes bobbing for an Oscar.

Hyde Park on Hudson was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Trailer

Bill Murray stars as Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the upcoming drama Hyde Park on the Hudson, which looks at the 32nd President's romantic relationship with his distant cousin. Focus Features has released the first trailer. Watch as New York City circa 1939 comes alive to host the arrival of the King and Queen of the United Kingdom in this period romance.

Hyde Park on Hudson was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Bill Murray and Laura Linney Photos

Focus Features has released seven new photos from the upcoming dramatic comedy Hyde Park on the Hudson, which is slated for release December 7. Bill Murray stars as American President Franklin Roosevelt, who strikes up a love affair with his cousin, Margaret Stuckey (Laura Linney), while the King and Queen of England are visiting. Click on these photos below, which feature Bill Murray, Laura Linney, and Olivia Williams, to access our growing gallery.

Hyde Park on Hudson was released December 7th, 2012.

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‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’ Begins Principal Photography

Bill Murray stars as President Franklin Roosevelt in this drama about the King and Queen of England's historic visit to America in 1939.

Olivia Williams Eyes ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’

The actress would portray Eleanor Roosevelt opposite Bill Murray's Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney's Margaret Stuckley.

Bill Murray Is Franklin D. Roosevelt in ‘Hyde Park on the Hudson’

Roger Michell directs this adaptation of Roger Nelson's popular British radio play for Focus Features and Film4.