Casting Couch

Bill Murray to Play FDR: Report

Bill Murray better start practicing saying, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” Sources said Tuesday the comedian will star as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film adaptation of the British radio play Hyde Park on the Hudson. The project tells the story of the weekend the British king and queen visited Roosevelt at his upstate New York cottage—the first-ever visit to America by a member of the British monarchy. Over the course of the weekend, the president is said to have carried on an affair with his distant cousin, Margaret Stuckley. The film, written by Richard Nelson and produced by In the Loop’s Kevin Loader, will begin shooting in July.