Steven Spielberg Casually Foreshadows Lincoln-Movie Smackdown


Steven Spielberg surprised much of Hollywood recently, choosing to follow his Tintin film with a reimagining of Harvey as opposed to his long-idling Abraham Lincoln biopic. The concern worsened after Robert Redford announced his own Lincoln-related project. But fear not: Variety's oracle of abstract mega-director bromides, Peter Bart, has passed along his latest transmission from the DreamWorks otherworld, and it sounds promising! "We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie," Spielberg communicated. "It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be, and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible." You know what this means: Revive your casting rumors starting now. [Variety]


  • JudgeFudge says:

    Lincoln: John Slattery
    John Wilkes Booth: Jackie Earl Hadley
    Ms. Lincoln: Taylor Swift

  • VoV says:

    Ms. Lincoln: Taylor Swift??????????
    Are you kidding??
    John Slattery in the right make-up and costuming ... I can see.
    Jackie Earl Hadley (AKA Rorschach of Watchmen, since that's all anyone is going to remember him as for the next few years) ... probably could play Booth, but I think he'll come off more psychotic rather than obsessed political radical as Booth was in reality.
    But TAYLOR SWIFT as Mary Todd Lincoln ( ... hell no.