hyde park on the hudson bill murray 2 Debut Trailer For ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’   Starring Bill Murray, Olivia Williams & Samuel West

Focus Features has released, via MSN, this debut trailer for Roger Mitchell’s (Notting Hill, Morning Glory) ‘Hyde Park on Hudson.’ The film focuses on President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s (Bill Murray) love affair with his distant cousin and family companion, Daisy (Laura Linney), during a June weekend in 1939 when the British King and Queen visited FDR’s upstate New York cottage in what was the first ever visit to America by a member of the British monarchy. ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ is the film adaptation of Richard Melson’s radio play of the same name. Alongside (the awesome) Bill Murray, the film co-stars Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Wilson, Samuel West, Blake Ritson and Elizabeth Marvel. Look out for ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ December 7th.

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.