First Look: Bill Murray is FDR in Hyde Park on Hudson
The first image of Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt has emerged from the behind the scenes of Hyde Park on Hudson, director Roger Michell's tale of the great president's royal visitors (and concurrent extramarital dalliance) in 1939. ""I wouldn't have done it without him," said Michell of the long "dance" to get Murray. "But after a year of waiting, I received a wonderful text that said, 'Yes, I'll do it.'" And here you have it. Chime in with your thoughts after a browse through the rest of today's Buzz Break.
[photo via USA Today]
· "Look, Andy Serkis, I'm not saying that I'm going to get Freida Pinto to cheat on Dev Patel with me. You said that, not me." Fake interviews don't get much better than this. [Videogum]
· After the modest (at best) box-office performance of the its recent trifecta Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Drive, and The Rum Diary, distributor FilmDistrict is consolidating its operations to Los Angeles, leaving its much-respected boss Bob Berney on the outs in New York. He and his wife/press guru Jeanne will remain consultants to the company, which next opens Angelina Jolie's directing debut In the Land of Blood and Honey in December. [indieWIRE]
· Here are five great short films culled from within five feature films. [Nerve]
· Arguably the best pop-culture petition since the one begging Uwe Boll to retire now asks the NFL to yank Nickelback as the halftime act during the Lions-Packers game on Thanksgiving Day. To wit: "Does anyone even like Nickelback? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs." More than 30,000 people have signed up -- add your support now! [Change.org]