Might an Oscar finally be in Bill Murray's future?

Real-life roles often pave the road to an Academy Award and the actor has just agreed to play Franklin D. Roosevelt in the historical drama 'Hyde Park on Hudson.'

Based on a British radio play by Richard Nelson, the film takes place is 1939 when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to President Roosevelt's upstate New York home, called Hyde Park on Hudson. It was an eventful weekend, with the scandal of FDR's affair with his sixth cousin, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley, coming to light.

No one has been cast for the royal couple, but they'll have a hard time following in the footsteps of Colin Firth, who won Best Actor for his role as King George VI in 'The King's Speech,' and Helena Bonham Carter, who was nominated for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth.
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