March 27, 2017  

Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Cast 9 Actors, in Talks With 6

May 6, 2011 (1:57 am) GMT
Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the star-studded cast who mostly would make cameo-like appearances in the political film.
Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' Cast 9 Actors, in Talks With 6

Steven Spielberg's "" is eying a star-studded cast. Nine actors; , , Jeremy Strong, , , , , Bruce McGill and Joseph Cross are officially on board the film.

In addition, the producers are still in negotiations with several other actors to fill in the other roles. They are David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, , and David Warshofsky. According to Variety, the film is mirroring "JFK" in terms of having a lot of stars making cameo-like appearances.

Jones in particular is slipping in the role of a Republican leader and powerful congressman from Pennsylvania, Thaddeus Stevens. The character was "a staunch supporter of abolishing slavery and was critical to writing the legislation that funded the American Civil War." Gordon-Levitt is tapped to play Lincoln's eldest son Robert Todd while Strong is Lincoln's right hand man and private secretary John George Nicolay who was by Lincoln's side until his death.

The film itself would highlight Lincoln's political rivalry with the powerful men of his cabinet. Filming will begin this fall after Spielberg is done with the post-production of "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kendall Jenner Flashes Nipples in Sheer Bra for Love Magazine
  2. Kanye West in Talks to Join Revival of 'American Idol'
  3. Midlife Crisis? Leonardo DiCaprio Will Do Anything to Stay Young
  4. Harry Styles Is 'Terrified' His Debut Solo Single Will Not Sell
  5. Kim Kardashian Drops Baby Bombshell to Save 'KUWTK' Ratings
  6. James Blunt Sings Touching New Song at Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Memorial
  7. 'Orange Is the New Black' Star Samira Wiley Marries the Show's Writer Lauren Morelli
  8. 'Once Upon a Time' 6.15 Preview: Aladdin and Jasmine Meet Ariel in 'A Wondrous Place'