Oddly Inspired Casting: Bill Murray Will Star as FDR in ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’

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The upcoming film on FDR just got a lot more exciting.

What could be more exciting than the cinematic rendering of a weekend in the life of America’s 32nd president, you ask? Well, get ready, because Variety is reporting that the wonderful (and elusive) Bill Murray will be playing Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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The movie, called Hyde Park on Hudson, is a historical drama from Focus Features International and recounts the story of a weekend that King George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent at the president’s upstate New York home.

Okay, we know what you’re thinking; this actually sounds really dull. But the plot also includes the emergence of scandalous details of FDR’s private life, like an affair with a cousin.

Plus, Bill Murray! It couldn’t not be awesome. (via Variety)

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