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.”