Actor Jackie Earle Haley joins Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN. Haley is playing the role of Alexander Stephens, a rival of Lincoln who opposed Lincoln’s slavery reform agenda. Stephens was mostly known for his beliefs that slavery was the “natural” condition of blacks. Written by Tony Kushner, Paul Webb and John Logan, the story follows Abraham Lincoln’s years in the White House, from 1861-1865, and his victory in the Civil War. DreamWorks is spearheading the project.