Casting Bits: Bill Murray Confirmed and Laura Linney Added to ‘Hyde Park on Hudson;’ Vincent D’Onofrio in ‘Mall’
Posted on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
The best news in March might have been that Bill Murray was likely to play President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in a film called Hyde Park on Hudson, which is a slight fictionalization of the first visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to America. Now he is confirmed and Deadline reports that Laura Linney will play Daisy, aka Margaret Suckley, a distant cousin and good friend of FDR with whom he was enjoying an affair as the royals were visiting.
Roger Michell is directing the film from a script that Richard Melson wrote based on his own play.
After the break, Vincent D’Onofrio, Chelsea Handler and Eric Bogosian will star Mall, which is adapted from a book by Eric Bogosian, and will be directed by a guy from Linkin Park. Yep. Read More »