The film will follow the tragedies and events that shaped Abraham Lincoln with Diane Kruger playing Sarah Lincoln, Abe’s stepmother, and Clarke eying the role of his father Tom, a tough-love man who is verbally and physically abusive to Abe but also shows him support.
Terrence Malick will produce along with Nicolas Gonda and Charley Beil.
Clarke currently stars in the prohibition action pic “Lawless” as is coming off recent turns in “Public Enemies”, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” and “Texas Killing Fields”. He’ll next be seen in Annapurna Pictures “Zero Dark Thirty” and “The Great Gatsby”. The Aussie thesp is repped by UTA.