28 September 2012 2:12 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Though Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated look into the life of President Abraham Lincoln hits theaters later this year, another Lincoln-centric film is already in the works.  Elusive filmmaker Terrence Malick agreed to produce the directorial debut of Aj Edwards, The Green Blade Rises, and now Brit Marling and Wes Bentley have joined the cast in two crucial roles.  Bentley will play the President’s first teacher, while Marling will play Lincoln’s biological mother Nancy, who withstood the challenges of pioneer life. Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke are already onboard as Lincoln’s step-mother and father, but the role of Lincoln has still yet to be cast.  Edwards worked with Malick as an editor on The New World, The Tree of Life, and To the Wonder, so it’ll be interesting to see how he applies what he learned from Malick on The Green Blade Rises.  Hit the jump to read the press release. »

- Adam Chitwood

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