Bill Murray is taking a break from being awesome all the time in random places to go be awesome as iconic American president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a new project.
Murray will play FDR in the adaptation of a radio play, Hyde Park on the Hudson, directed by Roger Michell. New York Magazine explains the plot:
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.
Shooting for Hyde Park on the Hudson begins in July, and the role of Eleanor Roosevelt has yet to be cast. Murray was most recently spotted tending bar at SXSW in 2010, and on this awesome infographic.