Roger Michell (Notting Hill) returns behind the camera this year with awards contender Hyde Park on Hudson, the drama based on real events in which Bill Murray takes the lead as President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
After debuting at Telluride and TIFF, the film is making its UK premiere as the centrepiece of the BFI London Film Festival this month.
We caught the first trailer and poster back in the spring, when it was renamed Hyde Park on Hudson (previously titled Hyde Park on the Hudson), and now MSN have released the UK quad poster ahead of its screening.
“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.”
Murray stars alongside an impressive cast, joined by Laura Linney, Olivia Williams, Olivia Colman, Samuel West, Elizabeth Marvel, Elizabeth Wilson, and Blake Ritson, with Michell directing from a script Richard Nelson.
Hyde Park on Hudson will be given a limited release in the US on 7th December, positioning it for an awards campaign from Focus Features. Here in the UK, it will arrive in the New Year on 1st February, and this is the new poster we can look forward to seeing in the weeks and months to come. As usual, you can click through to enlarge.