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Jackie Earle Haley as Alexander Stephens in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’

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"Jackie Earle Haley Stars Lincoln"Jackie Earle Haley has been confirmed to star as Alexander Stephens, in the upcoming adaptation biopic movie ‘Lincoln’ directed by Steven Spielberg’s.

The ‘Human Target’ star Jackie Earle Haley will play the character of Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the confederate States during the Civil war of the upcoming adapted drama flick ‘Lincoln’. As the deal has been locked, he will now join the cast of the movie along with Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy lee Jones, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Sally Field, Hal Holbrook, John Hawkes, Dakin Matthews, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson and Joseph Gross.

Daniel Day-Lewis will play the titular character Lincoln in the movie, while Sally Field plays the role of Mary Todd, Lincoln’s wife. The character of the Jackie’s Stephens will be the important role, as it gives the needed twist in the plot, as the character is the nemesis of slavery reform agenda of Lincoln. The story of the movie will cover the last four months of Lincoln’s life in between December 1864 and April 15, 1865, the period which includes the Civil War, second inaugural address and his assassination.

The ‘Watchmen’ star Jackie has succeeded as the child actor in the classic movies like ‘Bad News Bears’. However, he was unable to transit to the adult roles and was not found for a decade and a half. He was then called for a role in ‘All the King’s Men’ of 2006 and also an Oscar nominated role in ‘Little Children’. The movie ‘Lincoln’ has been adapted from the best selling novel ‘Team of Rivals’, written by Doris Kearns. The movie has been expected to hit the theaters in late 2012, after the Presidential elections.

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