Morning Glory director Roger Michell has confirmed Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt in his upcoming adaptation of the popular British radio play Hyde Park on the Hudson.

The story, which is being penned by Richard Nelson from his own source material, follows the taboo love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley. The setting is June 1939 in upstate New York, when the British King and Queen come to visit FDR at his cottage. It was the first-ever visit to America by a member of the United Kingdom monarchy.

Kevin Loader will produce Hyde Park on the Hudson, which starts shooting in July. Bill Murray will reportedly be in semi-serious actor mode for the part.

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