Daniel Day-Lewis set for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

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Steven Spielberg’s tapped Daniel Day-Lewis to star as Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg’s long-gestating “Lincoln” project for DreamWorks.

Friday’s announcement — made by Spielberg and Dreamworks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider — came nine years after Spielberg first launched development of a Lincoln biopic and five years after he’d held talks with Liam Neeson to portray the 16th president.

Spielberg noted in the announcement that he’s never worked with Day-Lewis previously.

“Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema’s distant future,” Spielberg said in a statement. “I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with Lincoln.”

Project’s based on the 2005 book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin with the adaptation by Tony Kushner. Spielberg will direct and produce with Kathleen Kennedy.

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