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Sally Field, Liam Neeson Set for Spielberg-Helmed Lincoln Biopic

In a recent article, Newsweek randomly announced that Sally Field will play Mary Todd Lincoln and Liam Neeson will play Abraham Lincoln in a biopic directed by Steven Spielberg. The casting news was included in a piece about the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s special exhibit, “Mary Todd Lincoln: First Lady of Controversy,” which explores the possibility that Mary Todd Lincoln may have suffered from mental illness.

Newsweek states that Spielberg's project will be based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Of course, production will have to wait until filming wraps on the fourth Indiana Jones movie, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Personally, I'm excited for this. I don't think Field has had a complex, meaty film role in many years, and I look forward to seeing her on the big screen again, even if she doesn't think she has time for anything but "Brothers & Sisters."

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pinkcocoa pinkcocoa 9 years
I'm thrilled for Sally Field, as well!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
oh,i think these two will be great together in a movie. i guess i'll probably watch it.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'm sort of bored of bio-pics. why can't a non-american play him? he's a good actor and i think he'll do well. non-british people do british parts all the time (mostly quite badly) and all kinds of other roles. Is Forest Whitaker Ugandan? No, but he did really well portraying Idi Amin, the guy responsible for making all of my family/relatives leave East Africa, in the Last King of Scotland.
fleurfairy fleurfairy 9 years
A non-American as Licoln? Sorry, I don't like it. And Sally Field annoys me.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Seems well cast. Liam Neeson will make a great Abe Lincoln.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Liam Neeson would make a great Abraham Lincoln. And it would be nice to see Sally Field making movies again.
splayer splayer 9 years
I'm very exicited about this. The book was great and I love Sally Field and Liam Neeson.
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