It’s “cool projects for former The Shield actors” day! We just heard that Michael Chiklis will be the bad guy in Taylor Hackford’s Parker, and now Walton Goggins has been cast in Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln. He’s the latest addition to a monster of a cast that begins with Daniel Day Lewis as the sixteenth President of the US and includes many more. We’ll recap the cast after the break. Read More »
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Although we reported it back in September 2007, DreamWorks Studios has just issued a press release announcing that two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field will star as Mary Todd Lincoln, wife to the 16th President of the United States, in Steven Spielberg‘s big screen biopic Lincoln. Field joins Daniel Day-Lewis, who has previously been cast to play Abraham Lincoln.
The film is to be based on Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s best-selling book Team of Rivals,adapted for the screen by Pulitzer Prize/Tony Award winner/Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner. The project will “focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.” Spielberg hopes to begin filming in the fall of 2011, with a release being targeted for the fourth quarter of 2012. Read the full press release after the jump.
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Just a couple hours ago, it was revealed that Martin Sheen was in final negotiations to join the cast of Columbia Pictures’ 3D Spider-Man reboot. Now HeatVision is reporting that Academy Award-winning actress Sally Field (Norma Rae, Places in the Heart, Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) is also in talks to join the film, which is being directed by (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb. Sheen will play Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben, so it is likely that Field will play the role of Aunt May.
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Sally Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) has signed on to play Mary Todd, the wife of the sixteenth President of the United States in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Based on the biography by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln), Liam Neeson (Star Wars: Episode I, Batman Begins) will play Abraham Lincoln, as he guides the North to victory during the Civil War.
Marcia Gay Harden had long been rumored to play the first lady, who was committed to an insane asylum in her elder years after three of her four kids didn’t live to adulthood, and her husband was shot as he held her hand. Sounds like a juicy role.
Tony Kushner (Munich) is currently rewriting John Logan’s (Gladiator, Any Given Sunday) and Paul Webb’s drafts while Spielberg films Indiana Jones IV. Filming could possibly begin as early as May 2008 (if the strike is over).