HYDE PARK ON HUDSON TRAILER (Video) – Bill Murray portrays President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the upcoming movie, Hyde Park on Hudson, which centers on King George VI and his wife’s visit to the U.S. right before World War II begins. The movie also stars Laura Linney as Margaret Suckley, the woman who became FDR’s mistress, Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt, Olivia Coleman as Queen Elizabeth, and Samuel West as King George VI.
PLOT: In June of 1939, King George VI and his wife, queen consort Queen Elizabeth (parents of the current Queen Elizabeth II) made a visit to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s country estate in Hyde Park, New York. At the same time, the President was growing closer to his distant cousin and eventual mistress,Margaret Suckley. No British monarch had ever visited the U.S. before, and Roosevelt hoped to bolster American support for the United Kingdom on the eve of World War II, which broke out less than three months later.
- US & UK – December 7
- Australia – December 26
Watch the trailer here: