The three-time Oscar nominee would play a distant cousin of FDR, whose affair with the president is revealed during a royal visit
Laura Linney.jpg” style=”border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-top-style: solid; border-right-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; float: right; width: 200px; height: 250px; ” title=”” />The two will play Roosevelts — Murray will play President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Linney will play his distant cousin Daisy, with whom he had an affair — in Roger Mitchell's "Hyde Park on the Hudson," TheWrap has confirmed.
The movie is set in Hyde Park, where President Roosevelt lived, in 1939. That year, King George VI visited the Roosevelts at Hyde Park.
Richard Nelson wrote the script.
The part of Eleanor Roosevelt has yet to be cast.
Deadline first reported the news.