Steven Spielberg has announced that Daniel Day Lewis will portray the role of assassinated president Abraham Lincoln in his biopic. This will be the first time that Oscar winning Lewis will star in a Spielberg movie.
The movie will be based on 2005 book Team of Rivals by famous historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The director will come together with his Munich screenwriter Tony Kushner for this new venture.
Spielberg had announced his intentions of making a historical biopic based on the life of the former iconic U.S. leader more than nine years back. Liam Neeson was slated to play the role which has now gone to Lewis.