20 September 2012 4:45 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You'd think Steven Spielberg had planned the release of Lincoln to coincide with Election Day, but he didn't. Even if the movie opens in limited release on Nov. 9—just three days after the presidential election! "It never even entered our mind when we first started thinking about doing a movie about [Abraham] Lincoln," producer Kathleen Kennedy tells me. "We've been working on this for over a decade." The idea for the project was hatched during the Millennium Celebration in 1999 when historian Doris Kearns Goodwin told Spielberg about Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, a book she had not yet started to write but would eventually become a basis for the »

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