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Gordon-Levitt to play Lincoln's son

Published 06/05/2011 | 15:23

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to star in Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to star in Lincoln

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to join Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.

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The Inception actor is tipped to take on the role of Robert Todd Lincoln, the eldest son of former US President Abraham Lincoln, reported Deadline.

Tommy Lee Jones is also entering negotiations to play Republican leader and congressman Thaddeus Stevens, in a cast which already includes Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th American leader and Sally Field playing his wife Mary Todd.

Based on the best-selling book, Team Of Rivals, by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, the screenplay has been written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Oscar-nominated writer Tony Kushner.

Lincoln, which will be co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, will focus on the political collision of the President and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

Filming is expected to begin in Virginia in the autumn, for release in late 2012.

Joseph is set to reunite with Christopher Nolan for the filming The Dark Knight Rises this summer, while Tommy Lee will be seen in Captain America: First Avenger.

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