Principal filming is scheduled to begin this fall at various historical locations in Petersburg and Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy. The film is scheduled for release in 2012. Sally Field will play Mary Todd Lincoln.
The Virginia Film Office said Spielberg, who has filmed twice before in Virginia, selected those two cities because of the abundance of historic properties that date to the period. The state also offered financial incentives totaling nearly $5 million.
Abraham Lincoln biopic in the works
Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:24 AM
Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:49 AM
Anyway, I can't wait to see the film and what should be another magnificent piece of work by DDL.
Posted 04 June 2011 - 04:05 PM
Day-Lewis is the obvious choice given the competition but although I admire him greatly I haven't always admired him recently. But then America isn't currently producing the actors of a certain national type who would have once been cast in the roles DDL has taken on of late. There are no Hustons, no Fondas.
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