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Daniel Day-Lewis Is Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

19 November 2010 10:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

At long last "Lincoln"! After several false starts, many had given up hope that Steven Spielberg's biopic of the Great Emancipator would ever get made. Friday's announcement that Daniel Day-Lewis will star as the 16th President of the United States made it seem as though all systems are finally go. Spielberg will direct the DreamWorks Studios film from a script by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. The two-time Oscar winner is stepping into a role that was long reserved for Liam Neeson. Neeson, however, has been saying recently that he was too old to »

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Daniel Day-Lewis To Play Abraham Lincoln In Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

19 November 2010 10:57 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Daniel Day-Lewis is set to play one of the most iconic figures in American history, landing the role of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long-gestating passion project "Lincoln." The announcement is a massive surprise as earlier this summer Liam Neeson, long attached to the project, revealed that he was no longer involved leaving many to speculate the project was going to be Spielberg's "Napoleon." However, things are now in motion with a planned 4th quarter release for the film in 2012. "Lincoln" will be based on the best-selling book, "Team of Rivals," by Pulitzer Prize-winning… »

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