Yahoo! Movies has released the trailer for Focus Features’ Hyde Park on Hudson, a forthcoming historical film starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney and directed by Roger Michell. The film’s poster also debuts courtesy of HeyUGuys.
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor host the King (Samuel West) and Queen (Olivia Colman) of England 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 (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.
Hyde Park on Hudson is released in the US on 7 December 2012. It will be released in Australia on 26 December 2012 from Icon.