2012: Spielberg's Lincoln

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Re: 2012: Spielberg's Lincoln

Postby rolotomasi99 » Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 am

The first real look at Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, plus a nice little summary of the film's production.

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/08/07/f ... s-lincoln/
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Re: 2012: Spielberg's Lincoln

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:17 pm

I had no idea Lincoln wore Steve Jobs' turtlenecks.
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Postby Dien » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:11 pm

Neeson dropped out because he felt he was too old to play the part. He is only a few years older than Lincoln was when he died but the film is supposed to document his rise to politics as well as the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis is a couple years younger than Lincoln before death. He certainly does look younger, though. I thought DDL was still in his 40s.

EW.com has an interesting side-by-side slideshow of the actors and their historical counterparts.

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Postby Greg » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:07 pm

Damien wrote:What an odd collection of screenwriters.


I like the combination of Goodwin and Kushner.
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Re: 2012: Spielberg's Lincoln

Postby Damien » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:34 pm

What an odd collection of screenwriters.

Other than Daniel Day-Lewis, it's a great cast. (Shame that the actor originally slated for the role, Liam Neeson, didn't get it.)
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2012: Spielberg's Lincoln

Postby Dien » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:02 pm

Release date is tentatively scheduled for late 2012.

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Doris Kearns Goodwin, Tony Kushner, John Logan, Paul Webb

Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis - Abraham Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Robert Todd Lincoln
Sally Field - Mary Todd Lincoln
Jared Harris - Ulysses S. Grant
Tommy Lee Jones - Thaddeus Stevens
Jackie Earle Haley - Alexander Stevens
James Spader - WN Bilbo
Lee Pace - Fernando Wood
John Hawkes - Robert Latham
Joseph Cross - John Hay
David Strathairn - William Seward
Walton Goggins - Wells A. Hutchins
Tim Blake Nelson - Richard Schell
Bruce McGill - Edwin Stanton


Jared Harris Joins Steven Spielberg's Lincoln
Source: Variety November 28, 2011

Now filming in Virginia, Steven Spielberg has added another cast member to the extensive ensemble that is his Lincoln. Variety is reporting that Jared Harris has joined the project as Ulysses S. Grant.

Based on the best-selling book, "Team of Rivals," by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (who also adapted the script with Tony Kushner), the story focuses on the life of the former President, focusing on the man's rise to politics and his role in the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis is taking on the role of Lincoln with Sally Field playing his wife, Mary Todd. A release is tentatively scheduled for sometime in late 2012.

Grant served under Lincoln in the Civil War and became the 18th President after Lincoln's own Vice President, Andrew Johnson. Harris is best known for his role on AMC's "Mad Men," but can soon be seen as Professor Moriarty in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.


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