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Lincoln

Theatrical Release Date: December 2012 / Expected Rating: PG-13 / Studio: Disney/DreamWorks

Director: Steven Spielberg / Writers: Doris Kearns Goodwin (book Team of Rivals); Tony Kushner (screenplay); John Logan, Paul Webb (original screenplay)

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Robert Todd Lincoln), Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens), Jackie Earle Haley (Alexander Stephens), Hal Holbrook (Francis Preston Blair), James Spader (WN Bilbo), Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln), Walton Goggins (Wells A. Hutchins), John Hawkes (Robert Latham), Lee Pace (Fernando Wood), Jared Harris (Ulysses S. Grant), David Strathairn (William Seward), Tim Blake Nelson (Richard Schell), Bruce McGill (Edwin Stanton), David Costabile (James Ashley), Gloria Reuben (Elizabeth Keckley), Hal Holbrook (Francis Preston Blair), Joseph Cross (John Hay), Gulliver McGrath (Tad Lincoln)

Plot: A biography of America's sixteenth President that focuses on his last few months alive, specifically Union victory in the Civil War and the abolition of slavery.

Domestic Box Office Prediction: $75 million

It's been a long time since Spielberg has given us riveting historical drama (note: I've yet to see War Horse), but if anyone can give us the definitive Abraham Lincoln, it's Daniel Day-Lewis. For a far less historically accurate and dignified version, you may prefer Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, opening in June.

Outlook: Promising

Pictures:
Steven Spielberg directors Daniel Day-Lewis, fully costumed as Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln beard follows Daniel Day-Lewis even as he eats lunch off the set.
Left: Steven Spielberg directors Daniel Day-Lewis, fully costumed as Abraham Lincoln. / Right: The Lincoln beard follows Daniel Day-Lewis even as he eats lunch off the set.

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