Bill Murray and Laura Linney, both Oscar nominees, are the protagonists of a true story that explores the human facet of a political leader who changed history. Combining intelligent humor with drama, Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell is from a screenplay by Richard Nelson.
In June 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Murray) prepares to receive the visit of Queen and King of Great Britain (Samuel West and Olivia Colman), to spend a weekend at the Roosevelt family home in Hyde Park on Hudson. This visit marks a historic moment, the first time a British monarch travels in America. It will be a memorable weekend for the British war knocking at the door, guests come for his help F.D.R., so the hosts will have to reconcile with the political issues of his personal entanglements F.D. Roosevelt, who is caught between his wife, Eleanor (Olivia Williams) mother, Sara (Elizabeth Wilson) and … mistress, Missy (Elizabeth Marvel), which officially is his personal secretary.
Seen from the perspective of Daisy (Linney), Franklin’s neighbor and confidante, this weekend will create not only a very special relationship between the two nations, but with Daisy will understand more deeply the mysteries of love and friendship.
Focus Features and Film4 present VISIT THE KING TO HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, production Free Range Film / Daybreak Pictures, directed by Roger Michell, Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson, Eleanor Bron and Olivia Williams.
Casting belongs to Gail Stevens, CDG, and Ellen Lewis. Costume Designer Dinah Collin. Music is composed by Jeremy Sams. Installation is performed by Nicolas Gaster. Scenography belongs to Simon Bowles. Cinematographer Lol Crawley’s. Tessa Ross is executive producer and producers Kevin Loader, Roger Michell, David Aukin. The script belongs to Richard Nelson.