7 New Images From Hyde Park On Hudson, Starring Bill Murray
Today brought some big news for Bill Murray fans. Dan Aykroyd finally admitted that the comedian will not be participating in a potential Ghostbusters III, meaning that his cameo in Zombieland will likely be the last time that we ever see Murray dressed up as Dr. Peter Venkman. It was news that came with mixed emotions, as some could argue that we really don't need a third Ghostbusters movie while others would love to see the gang back together and fighting the spirits that haunt New York. Luckily it's not as though Murray is falling off the map completely, as he has a number of films coming out even this year, one of them being Hyde Park on Hudson in which he plays President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Want to see what that looks like? You're in luck.
Focus Features has released seven brand new images from the film that not only feature Murray as FDR, but also Olivia Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt, Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth, Laura Linney as Margaret Suckley, and Samuel West as King George VI. Check out a sampling of the images below (click each one to see it full size) and head over to our database to see the full gallery.
This isn't the first time that we've seen Murray as FDR so the accuracy of the appearance isn't too much of a shock, but what did take me by surprise is Williams as Eleanor Roosevelt. While I wouldn't go as far as to say they are clones, the eyes are 100% identical. It's even more surprising when you consider that Olivia Williams is a real beauty while Eleanor...let's just be nice and say she had the occasional favorable angle.
Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell, is set in 1939 when the King and Queen of England visited the Roosevelt estate in upstate New York. Behind the scenes, however, FDR was working to hide his affair with Margaret Suckley, who happened to be his distant cousin. To read more about the film, head over to our Blend Film Database.
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