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Spielberg Has Found His Lincoln!

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While Abraham Lincoln may not fight vampires in this movie, we're thinking Steven Spielberg will find a way to make it entertaining.

Spielberg won't start filming Lincoln until next Fall, but it looks like he's already found his 16th President of the United States in Daniel Day-Lewis!

Here's what Spielberg had to say about his casting decision:

"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.

More from Co-Chairman and CEO of DreamWorks Studios, Stacey Snider:

"Throughout his career, he has been exceptionally selective in his choice of material, which makes us feel even more fortunate that he has chosen to join with us for Lincoln."

The film is based on the best-selling book Team of Rivals, and the story is expected to 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."

We'll be excited to see how Daniel Day-Lewis takes on this ambitious role! If his performance in There Will Be Blood is any indicator, we're expecting great things!

Do U think Daniel Day-Lewis will make a good Lincoln?

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10 comments to “Spielberg Has Found His Lincoln!”

  1. Jai says – reply to this


    1

    If anyone can pull it off it's Daniel Day-Lewis, he's amazing.



  2. 2

    Perfect choice.



  3. 3

    I wonder if Gabriel Byrne was considered. He's more a physical match to Lincoln in my opinion.



  4. 4

    Oh, yes! This is a great choice. But, my first choice was Liam Neeson.



  5. 5

    Revisionist history….coming our way! Will get an amazing performance out of it.



  6. 6

    Umm… I thought they decided long ago that Liam Neeson was to portray Lincoln?
    What happened!



  7. 7

    Lincoln said after a five cay drinking binge, "I freed what"?



  8. 8

    Daniel Day Lewis is amazing and so fucking sexy for an older man! love him!



  9. 9

    Re: Real American – ummmm….i think you're a moron "real american"



  10. 10

    My fav. male actor…. he is amazing!