So, Bill Murray might be one of the best people ever – an illustrious comedy career that anyone would envy, legendary characters in legendary movies, and probably most important, a definition in Urban Dictionary. Now it’s looking like Murray might be President.
Vulture is reporting that Murray will star as FDR in an upcoming movie based on a 2009 British play that’s based on an affair FDR had with a distant cousin 70 years ago:
An adaptation of the British radio play Hyde Park On the Hudson to be directed by Morning Glory’s Roger Michell. The project, set up at Focus Features and the UK’s Film4, recounts the quasi-incestuous love affair between the president and his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley, and takes place on the June 1939 weekend that the British King and Queen visited Roosevelt at his upstate New York cottage, in the first-ever visit to America by a member of the United Kingdom monarchy. [Vulture]
The movie starts filming this July, with a script by Richard Nelson. The film will be produced by In the Loop’s Kevin Loader.