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Joseph Gordon Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones, has been confirmed to star in the upcoming biopic movie ‘Lincoln’ by Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg is looking out for a huge star-studded cast for the upcoming biopic ‘Lincoln’, as Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon Levitt has been reportedly signed to star in the movie. Steven is busy with the post-production work of ‘War Horse’.

As per the sources, Joseph Gordon will play the character of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of Lincoln, who has been survived past his teenage. Tommy Lee Jones will play the character of Thaddeus Stevens, an anti-slavery campaigner and the leader of Republican Party from Pennsylvania. The sources also add that, the character also criticizes the legislation, which provided the funds for American Civil War.

Daniel Day-Lewis has already been signed to cast the role of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th United States President in the movie ‘Lincoln’, while Sally Field plays the role of the wife of Lincoln, Mary Todd.

According to the reports, the production team of the movie is on negotiations with David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, and David Warshofsky. The other actors joining the cast are John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Hal Holbrook, James Spader and Jeremy Strong.

The movie ‘Lincoln’ would focus on the political rivalry of Lincoln with the powerful people of his cabinet and its filming is expected to start during this fall.

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