Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and more in talks to join LINCOLN

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 5th, 2011

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With the film slowly, but surely, making its way into production, Steven Spielberg is really starting to round out the impressive cast for his upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic, LINCOLN.

Joining the likes of Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field (playing the former president and his wife respectively), THR is reporting that Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are in talks to join the film. Oh, and they aren’t the only ones.

Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, and David Warshofsky are also all in talks to join the hotly anticipate project. What a mouthful.

Jones and Gordon-Levitt have the highest profile roles, including that of Republican leader Thaddeus Stevens and Lincoln’s son Robert Todd, respectively. The rest of the actors mentioned here will have some of the rather important supporting roles.

The film is based off of the Doris Kearns novel, Team Of Rivals, and is being adapted by Tony Kushner. Personally, I think that this could be just the film that Spielberg needs to really get back on top of his game. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL was admittedly a mess, but with both TIN-TIN and WAR HORSE coming out later this year, Spielberg appears to be on one hell of a roll. I love everything about this cast, so at this point, this thing can’t get here fast enough.

The film will shoot this fall, with a late 2012 release eyed.

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