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Bill Murray talks about his new deal as FDR

TORONTO — On the very long list of things we never thought we’d see Bill Murray do in a movie, playing Franklin Delano Roosevelt — at least, playing him straight, without a whiff of “Saturday Night Live”-style spoofing — ranks high. But when “Hyde Park on Hudson” opens later this month (it hits Boston Dec. 14), the quirky performer whose roles have included ghostbuster Peter Venkman and drag queen Bunny Breckinridge will add 32d president of the United States to his resume.

As the “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray might say of this seemingly incongruous turn of events: “Don’t mess with me, pork chop.”

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