Daniel Day-Lewis will team with Steven Spielberg in Lincoln

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

It has been confirmed by DreamWorks Studios that Daniel Day-Lewis will play America’s 16th President in Steven Spielberg‘s film LINCOLN.  Spielberg has been quoted as saying this about Day-Lewis:

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’.

Such high praises from The Bearded One! The film will be based on the book Team of Rivals and will focus on Lincoln’s political cabinet and their road to abolition and the end of the Civil War. Filming is scheduled for the fall of 2011 with a release date sometime at the end of the year 2012. I think I may see another Oscar on the shelf for Mr. Day-Lewis.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Source: DreamWorks Studios

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