Bill Murray has been cast to play 32nd American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a Focus Features film Biopic.
The biopic is based on Hyde Park On The Hudson, a British radio play. Because nothing screams American President biopic like a British play.
According to PopCrunch:
It will tell the story of the sexual liaison the Commander-in-Chief had with his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, and one weekend in June 1939 when the King and Queen of England paid Roosevelt a visit at his New York cottage. This was notable since it was the first time any British monarchy had visited America from across the pond.
Directing the movie will be Notting Hill director Roger Michell. It will also be the most serious role Bill Murray has accepted to date.