Jared Harris joins 'Lincoln'
By Adnan Tezer Nov 30, 2011, 20:06 GMT
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Jared Harris will play Ulysses S. Grant in Touchstone's Abraham Lincoln biopic "Lincoln" to be directed by Steven Spielberg.
According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as Abraham Lincoln with Sally Field playing Mary Todd Lincoln.
The other actors include Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, David Strathairn, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky and Jackie Earle Haley.
Spielberg is producing with Kathleen Kennedy.
Tony Kushner wrote the adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's 2005 book "Team of Rivals," which looks at Lincoln's presidency between 1861 and 1865 with a focus on the three Cabinet members, Edward Bates (attorney general), Salmon Chase (secretary of the treasury) and William H. Seward (secretary of state), who ran against Lincoln in the 1860 election.
The film will also focus on Lincoln's ability to deal effectively with his political and personal conflicts during the Civil War.
A late fall 2012 release date has been mentioned.
Harris will be seen as Professor Moriarty in the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows."