Hyde Park on Hudson
Directed by Roger Michell
Written by Richard Nelson
Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney Film4 Productions
Rated R | 95 Minutes
Release Date: December 7, 2012
Directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill) and written by playwright and screenwriter Richard Nelson, Hyde Park on Hudson features Bill Murray as the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
June, 1939. King George VI (Samuel West) and his wife, the Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman), visit President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s country estate in Hyde Park, New York. No British monarch has ever visited the United States before, and President Roosevelt hopes the event will bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of World War II.
At the same time, the President is growing closer to his distant cousin and eventual mistress, Margaret ‘Daisy’ Suckley (Laura Linney). A shy and simple woman, Daisy is called up to Hyde Park to see her fifth cousin, who just happens to be President of the United States. After showing her his stamp collection, Roosevelt drives Daisy into a field of wild flowers where she proceeds to pleasure him…