Daniel Day-Lewis is Spielberg’s Abe Lincoln

Looks like the long gesticulating project is finally a go, with Steven Spielberg behind the camera, Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular character, with a Tony Kushner screenplay.  Hot damn.

The film, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals” biography about Lincoln’s battles with his White House Cabinet during the Civil War between 1861-1865, profiles the clashes brought about by the nation’s turmoil. The Wrap reports that Spielberg will be shooting the film in the fall of next year. In other words, Spielberg will start the Lincoln project just before his next two movies will be coming out: the World War I drama “War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.”

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  • free bee February 19, 2011, 8:00 pm

    —-Still more second hand, franchise slum retreads. —-Lincoln's BEEN DONE.

    Far more urgently relevant and fascinating is what's come to light about the assasinations
    of Garfield and McKinley decades later.

    CHECK OUT what's come to light in that Vyzygoth/Jon Phelps intervieew on Youtube.

    In this the 11th hour of POST America ——-IT REALLY WILL BLOW YOUR MIND