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Sally Field has been confirmed once again to portray Mary Todd Lincoln for Steven Spielberg

04.14.2011
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LINCOLN, Steven Spielberg's loooooong in-development biopic of the 16th President of the United States, has found its First Lady (again): Sally Field.

Originally cast in 2007 (when Liam Neeson was first attached to play the great bearded prez), Field has now once again been confirmed to be playing the role of Mary Todd Lincoln.

Here's the great bearded director with his thoughts on Field's casting: "I'm excited to be working with Sally for the first time. I've admired her films and she has always been my first choice to portray all the fragility and complexity that was Mary Todd Lincoln."

The biopic is based on the best-selling book Team of Rivals from Pulitzer-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, which has been adapted by another Pulitzer winner, Tony Kushner (MUNICH, "Angels in America"). It will "focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War."

LINCOLN - starring the great Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role - is expected to begin production this fall, with a release set for sometime in late 2012.
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Source: JoBlo.com

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12:55PM on 04/14/2011

Wait...

This movie is actually getting made? Soon?

Ya right.
This movie is actually getting made? Soon?

Ya right.
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10:01AM on 04/14/2011
I would have still liked to have seen Neeson as Lincoln, because it would have been interesting to see Spielberg and Neeson team up again after the brilliant "Schindler's List", but Day Lewis is a good backup plan.

Field is good casting.
I would have still liked to have seen Neeson as Lincoln, because it would have been interesting to see Spielberg and Neeson team up again after the brilliant "Schindler's List", but Day Lewis is a good backup plan.

Field is good casting.
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8:17AM on 04/14/2011
sally field = awesome.
sally field = awesome.
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6:59AM on 04/14/2011

Now Burt Reynolds should play Lincoln...

...try and tell me that doesn't sound epic! :-)
...try and tell me that doesn't sound epic! :-)
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9:59AM on 04/14/2011
Oh god yes.
Oh god yes.
11:20AM on 04/14/2011
The trailers would be awesome: "Burt Reynolds IS Abraham Lincoln"
The trailers would be awesome: "Burt Reynolds IS Abraham Lincoln"
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