DreamWorks announces a giant list of actors in negotiations for Steven Spielberg’s movie about the 16th president
A load of actors are heading to Steven Spielberg’s movie about Abraham Lincoln: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill and Joseph Cross all are in negotiations to join the film, DreamWorks Studios said Thursday.
But wait! There’s more!
David Constabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong and David Warshofsky are in talks, too.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field star in the movie, based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s spectacular and weighty biography, “Team of Rivals.”
The movie is about Lincoln and the men who make up his cabinet — all of whom are political rivals with one another and with the president.
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Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s eldest son.
Jones would play U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens, the Republican from Pennsylvania who was a strong abolitionist.
The others would have supporting roles.
Tony Kushner, a Pulitzer Prize-winner, Tony Award-winner and Oscar nominee, wrote the script. Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing.
“Lincoln” is expected to begin filming in the fall in Virginia and be released at the end of 2012.
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