Bill Murray ‘to play ex US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’

Updated: Mar 31, 2011, 15:23 PM IST

New York: Actor Bill Murray will play former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in an upcoming film, according to a report.

Sources told New York Magazine`s Vulture blog that the project, titled "Hyde Park on the Hudson," will focus on Roosevelt`s rumoured love affair with his distant relative Margaret "Daisy" Stuckley, reports the New York Post.

Written by playwright Richard Nelson, the movie recounts a June 1939 weekend when Britain`s King George VI travelled to Roosevelt`s home in upstate New York.

The movie will begin filming in July and is expected for release in 2012.