Bill Murray and Olivia Williams (Rushmore) reunite as Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. Don’t tell Dirk. The Rushmore Academy is giving away a $25 American Express Gift Card for a night at the movies, courtesy of Focus Features. To enter, comment on this post, the relevant Facebook post, or @rushmoreacademy andtell us which two Wes Anderson characters you would most like to see reunited in a historical drama. Who would they play?
Details: Entries must be received by Friday, 7 December 2012 at 11:59 pm ET. You must reside in the United States to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly from entries.
The new film Hyde Park on Hudson seems to be a bit of mini-Rushmore reunion. The film centers on the visit King George and Queen Elizabeth made to Franklin Roosevelt’s upstate New York home before the second world war. Playing FDR is Bill Murray, and his wife, Eleanor? Olivia Williams, naturally. The film will be released this winter, take a look at the trailer below.
The A.V. Club recently sat down with Olivia Williams for their great “Random Roles” feature, and one of the films they talked about was, of course, Rushmore.
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Rushmore (1998)—“Rosemary Cross”
AVC: Wes Anderson was still somewhat of an unknown filmmaker then. What was it like working with him?
OW: I was still in my “do what you’re told” phase, which I’m still pretty well in. It’s served me pretty well. As an actor, you’re just taking temperature. I am anyway, all the time, and responding appropriately. Have you seen Bill Murray’s subsequent film, Lost In Translation? That was what it was like. I was again cast very last-minute and met Wes, this quite physically and socially awkward man who didn’t really talk to me much, a precocious and intelligent young boy. And Bill Murray. And we were sort of left in this bizarre hotel together and taken to strange locations around Houston. That was quite an isolating experience. Again, a lot of fun, but I didn’t really know what was going on. [Laughs.] Bill was incredibly charming and funny and nice, but we were all in a strange vacuum.