Steven Spielberg is looking to recruit an impressive raft of big name stars for his soon-to-shoot Abraham Lincoln biopic.
While Daniel Day-Lewis is already attached to star as the 16th US President, a mammoth list of other actors currently in negotiations for the film has been released.
Among them are Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, John Hawkes, David Costabile and Jeremy Strong.
If their deals become official, Jones will play Pennsylvanian Republican congressman Thaddeus Stevens, a supporter of abolishing slavery, while Gordon-Levitt would play Lincoln’s son Robert Todd.
The only other actor currently confirmed for the film is Sally Field, who’ll play Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.
If Spielberg manages to bag even half the people he wants (and, come on, he’s Spielberg, so we’re betting he will), he’ll have quite a cast list on his hands.
Lincoln will begin shooting this autumn, and opens late 2012.
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