Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join the 16th President of the United States

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and are the lastest to join Spielberg’s historical-directed biopic, , adapted from the novel “The Uniter: The Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns. The screenplay, written by Tony Kushner, follows Abraham Lincoln’s years in the White House, from 1861-1865, and his victory in the Civil War. Jones and Gordon-Levitt will join Oscar-winner, Daniel Day-Lewis, who will play the man himself, and Sally Field who will play his wife, Marry Todd. Jones joins the cast as Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and congressman from Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives who was a supporter of abolishing slavery and drafted the legislation that funded the Civil War. Gordon-Levitt will play Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son who was the only one to live past his tennage years.

In negotiations to also join the legendary retelling are more than a handful of who can probably form a small 19th century film of their own, which include notables, Hal Holbrook, James Spader , John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong and David Warshofsky.

Jones and Gordon-Levitt are repped by .

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