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Bill Murray Reportedly Playing FDR, "Ghostbusters 3" Still Awaiting an Answer

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    With two notable exceptions, Bill Murray manages his career in such a way that can only inspire admiration. Thus we get the great actor taking on the roll of FDR, while assiduously avoiding a movie few sensible people want to see made.

    Murray has reportedly agreed to play Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson," reported Vulture, though Deadline is less sure. We can easily imagine Murray nailing this role.

    The film, written by Richard Nelson and to be directed by Roger Michell ("Morning Glory"--ugh), focuses on the president's affair with Maragaret Stuckley, specifically during a the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of England visited upstate New York. Stuckley, like Roosevelt's wife, Eleanor, was a distant cousin--what was it with this guy?

    Meanwhile, the folks hoping to bring to life "Ghostbusters 3" remain in a holding pattern as they await word from Murray. He was sent a copy of the script at the beginning of the year, but has yet to read it. Murray has been dodging it his project from the start and seldom passes up an opportunity to dis it.

    More than most of his peers, Murray has worked on projects for the fun of it or because he likes the other people involved. Sure, he made a pair of crap "Garfield" movies, and then listened with a straight face while he defended the decision by saying he thought the first one was written by one of the Coen brothers.