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'Hyde Park on Hudson' to premiere at Toronto Film Festival
“Hyde Park on Hudson,” a film starring Rockland County resident Bill Murray, will have its world premiere at the prestigious 2012 Toronto International Film Festival this fall.
Murray plays President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the film about an eventful weekend in June 1939 that sees the president hosting King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at his estate in Hyde Park. Laura Linney co-stars as Roosevelt’s distant cousin -- and love interest -- Margaret "Daisy" Suckley. The film is based on the British radio play by Rhinebeck resident Richard Nelson, who also wrote the screenplay.
While the premiere date is unknown since the festival’s schedule has not yet been announced, “Hyde Park” is slated to open in select theaters Dec. 7.
Other movies with Hudson Valley roots premiering at Toronto include “Frances Ha,” directed and co-written by Vassar alum Noah Baumbach; “Thanks for Sharing,” starring Pound Ridge resident Tim Robbins; and the documentary “Love, Marilyn,” which features Woodstock native Uma Thurman and Westchester resident Glenn Close reading Marilyn Monroe’s diaries and letters on screen.
The 2012 Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 6 to 16.
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