Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sally Field to play Mary Todd Lincoln

In case you didn't know this by now, Steven Spielberg has cast two time Oscar winner Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln opposite another two time Oscar winner, Daniel Day-Lewis portraying the 16th President of the United States. The film will be based off the popular Doris Kearns Goodwin novel, Team Of Rivals: The Genius Of Abraham Lincoln. Oscar nominee Tony Kushner ( Munich ) is adapting the screenplay.

Filming will begin in the fall of 2011. The movie at this point is simply going to be titled Lincoln, but at this juncture, that could easily be changed. Most of Spielberg's regular crew will handle to production on the film.

What I find most interesting, is what must be the difficult process that Spielberg faces casting the supporting cast... the so called " team of rivals " . Definitely a project worth keeping your eyes on. Oscar bait is an understatement on this film.

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Started to really pay attention to film ( movies ) what was going on in front of the camera, but more interestingly, behind it as well at about as far back as age 10. Motion pictures ( when good ) are a fascinating medium. All the work and prep that goes into filmmaking. It's an amazing process !