Smell of Popcorn

film reviews & musings by Max Lalanne

First trailer – and poster – for Hyde Park on Hudson!

Posted by Max Lalanne on May 18, 2012

Here’s the first trailer and poster for the upcoming Hyde Park on Hudson [via Collider.com]. As expected, this totally screams awards potential, but for some reason I wasn’t blown away at all. I guess we’ll see when more trailers come out and whatnot.

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. But international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR’s domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal weekend an unforgettable one. Seen through the eyes of Daisy (Academy Award nominee Laura Linney), Franklin’s neighbor and intimate, the weekend will produce not only a special relationship between two great nations, but, for Daisy – and through her, for us all – a deeper understanding of the mysteries of love and friendship.

The poster debuted too, check it out after the jump.

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