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.
It turns out five is the magic number for "Nine" director Rob Marshall. His big-budget, big-set, big-cast musical earned nods for best original song, best supporting actress in a musical or comedy for Penelope Cruz, best actress in a musical or comedy for Marion Cotillard, best actor in a musical or comedy for Daniel Day-Lewis, and best director for Marshall. Here's what the director and the star had to say in reaction to their honors:
"We're so thrilled to be included in such a varied and exciting year for film. I am incredibly proud of this extraordinary cast and the amazing amount of dedication and passion they gave. Working with all of them was pure joy for me." – Rob Marshall
"A hearty thank you to the members of the HFPA. I am delighted and very grateful to be included. Congratulations to all fellow nominees and eternal thanks to Rob Marshall." – Daniel Day-Lewis
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