July 29, 2016  

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 "" 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 "".

More Lincoln News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Blake Shelton and Debra Messing Have Twitter Spat Over Donald Trump
  2. Watch Orlando Bloom Go Fanboy Over Girlfriend Katy Perry at the DNC
  3. Adele Brings Her Drag Impersonator Onstage During Seattle Show
  4. Mary J. Blige Confirms She's Divorcing Husband Kendu Isaacs After 12 Years of Marriage
  5. 'New Girl' Really Loves Megan Fox, Brings Her Back for Major Season 6 Arc
  6. 'Suicide Squad' Confirms Another DC Superhero's Appearance
  7. Kim Kardashian Is Unrecognizable in These TBT Photos From the 2008 Teen Choice Awards
  8. Watch Katy Perry Rock the DNC With 'Rise' and 'Roar'