‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ opens December 7th in New York

Hyde Park on Hudson, All Lights Film Magazine, ALFM


‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ directed by Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Venus) from an original screenplay by playwright Richard Nelson (Two Shakespearean Actors, Some Americans Abroad) will open in New York on 7th December 2012. The film features Elizabeth Marvel (True Grit), Elizabeth Wilson (The Graduate), and Eleanor Bron (Bedazzled) in lead roles.

The story of the film goes like, In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams of Focus’ upcoming Anna Karenina) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West [Howards End] and Olivia Colman [Tyrannosaur]) 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