Lincoln: A Biopic of the Century
If there is one movie which concerns American history that needs to be made, it would certainly be about honest Abe Lincoln.
Studio Brow is about tradition and keeping people in the know. Movies coming in 2012 are looking to be most entertaining but also very informative.
Known for his intense and grueling method acting, Lincoln will be played by Daniel Day-Lewis, who has been getting into the role for several months. Filming began October 17.
Other cast members include Sally Field as First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln and Tommy Lee Jones as Radical Republican Congressional Leader, Thaddeus Stevens.
10 years ago, Steven Spielberg acquired the rights to Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln with the intent of using it as the basis for a film. John Logan was hired to write the script and playwright Paul Webb and Tony Kushner rewrote it.
According to Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s entire book about Lincoln’s presidency is “much too big for a film,” and said the film “will focus on the last few months of Lincoln’s life, the ending of slavery and the Union victory in the Civil War.”
DreamWorks has announced the film will focus on the political conflict of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.
Spielberg said, “What permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment; that story I’m excited to tell.”
Lincoln is due out in fall to winter 2012.
More to come soon.