Daniel Day-Lewis Will Lead Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln


For years, Steven Spielberg has been trying to mount a biopic of Abraham Lincoln, but with intended star Liam Neeson aging out of the role, many assumed that the project would never get off the ground. Today, though, Spielberg announced that he will begin shooting Lincoln (based on the Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals) in the fall of next year, and what's more, he's landed Daniel Day-Lewis to play the sixteenth U.S. president. "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. I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with Lincoln," said Spielberg. Can we suggest Gwyneth Paltrow as Mary Todd Lincoln? She'd nail it!