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Daniel Day-Lewis and Spielberg team up for Lincoln

11.19.2010

Steven Spielberg's planned Abraham Lincoln biopic was thought all but dead, especially with the news that he'd follow-up WAR HORSE with ROBOPOCALYPSE but Mr. Spielberg is feeling a little extra motivation and has committed to directing LINCOLN in late-2011 after he wraps on ROBOPOCALYPSE. What's more? He's snagged the notoriously choosy Daniel Day-Lewis to star as his Abraham Lincoln.

Said Spielberg, "Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema's distant future. I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with LINCOLN."

Said Day-Lewis, "..." Yeah, he didn't comment.

The script, from Tony Kushner, is based on the book "Team of Rivals" by presidential historian and all around sexy lady Doris Kearns Goodwin. Disney will release the DreamWorks film through their Touchstone Pictures label in 2012.

So we get FOUR Spielberg films - TINTIN, WAR HORSE, ROBOPOCALPYSE and LINCOLN - in two years? I'll take it.

Extra Tidbit: I'll bet you all can't wait until we run the "Cast This: Mary Todd Lincoln!" article.
Source: JoBlo.com

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