Spielberg's 'Lincoln' will star Daniel Day-Lewis
November 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Spielberg's 'Lincoln' will star Daniel Day-Lewis

Break out the stovepipe hat!

English actor Daniel Day-Lewis will play the 16th president of the United States in director Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic of Abraham Lincoln.

"Lincoln," based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's best-selling book "Team of Rivals," will focus on the political collision between Lincoln and his cabinet members on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War, reports Deadline.com.

The film – originally slated to star Liam Neeson, who dropped out over the summer – is expected to begin shooting in fall 2011, with a 2012 release date.

"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," Spielberg says of the two-time Academy Award winner. "I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with 'Lincoln.'"

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  1. Paul

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    February 1, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Bev

    I think this is great! Everyone knows how deeply DDL researches his roles. Perhaps he'll demand the project be historically correct and the world will see honest Abe was as flawed as any president before and since ... excluding George Washington and possibly Thomas Jefferson (there is that alleged affair situation) 🙂 I'll give Abe his due, he had a hell of a time being president, but perhaps this film will show how much hell may have been self inflicted. If you think politics are underhanded today you're right, but they were just as underhanded then. The poor man had no choice but to shake hands with the devil a time or two I'd guess.

    January 29, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hellotiki

    This is the movie that I've been waiting for. I've always been a huge fan of Abe. The timing for the movie MUST be before the next election and Mr. Lewis can make this project verrrrry classy.

    January 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. GuitarHarry

    Quit picking on Clint Eastwood! He's 80-something and can still kick your ass!

    December 27, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. karla

    Got to be good movie. Linclon the president with sad personal issues of his own in the time our country was split apart.


    November 25, 2010 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. mandiiann

    Daniel Day lewis is a master of creating the best entertainment. He is a one in a million, top quality performer.. he could do anything. HE IS A GENIUS! He will most like win another oscar! muahhhhh!

    November 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |

    Shut up Lee! This aint Webster's Dictionary. This is a comment section for (insert James Earl Jones/ Darth Vader / Maybe I should go see a doctor about this cough voice) CNN.

    November 22, 2010 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. babycelebs411

    anything Spielberg produces it's a masterpiece:) we will post on this soon, meanwhile read our predictions on one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa and many truths: http://celebs911.com/2010/11/22/messages-from-above-for-teresa-giudice-the-real-houesewife-of-new-jersey/

    November 22, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |

    Sorry. THANK'S SUSAN FOR HELPING ME OUT! Hope you're happy now.

    November 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

    WHOOPSI DASEY!!! Two mistakes in one day for THE BODDIE. THE BODDIE would like to apologize for the bad info given as Clint Eastwood's birthdate. You just cant trust some of these sites for accurate information these days which is sad. After further research and a quick look on THE BODDIE'S I-Phone info page it turns out Mr. Eastwood was born in 1865 which means he is 145 years old. Clint Eastwood (1865 – ???) THE BODDIE got this CORRECT info from http://www.ishouldbedead.com Thank's to my good friend Susan in Chicago for pointin

    November 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |

    THE BODDIE has just been informed that Clint Eastwood is not 130 years old as stated above. We all know that wikepedia is notorious for giving bad info. After looking on other sites to get the correct age THE BODDIE found out Mr Eastwood was actually born in 1870 which means he's actually 140 years old. Clint Eastwood (1870 – ??) THE BODDIE got this info from http://www.ruserious?.com

    November 22, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clete

      Clint Eastwood. He doesn't like a day over a hundred and fifteen.

      November 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |

    And too bad Clint Eastwood is 130 years old (this is the age wikipedia says he is. Born 1880 – ?) cause everybody knows he looks just like Lincoln. But Daniel Day Lewis is PERFECT. If u told Daniel Day Lewis to star as Lindsay Lohan in a biopic about her life he'd nail it. And he would win an Oscar doing it! That's how good he is.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |

    Why is Spielberg directing this?? He's horrible! Every movie he's made in the past 15 years has been about World War 2 ( hmmm, THE BODDIE wonder's why?). And u just know that Spielberg is gonna get Leonardo DeCraprio to play John Wilkes Booth.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mar

    Daniel Day-Lewis is the best....

    November 22, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee Barrington

      sigh... it's 'your'... 'your' is possessive. As things stand, you've written; "I drink you are milkshake." It's not that difficult.

      November 22, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |

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