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Joseph Gordon-Levitt to star in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

May 6, 2011 - Washington

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who emerged as a prominent actor in Christopher Nolan's 'Inception', is ready to make his second appearance in the Oscar winning director Steven Spielberg's forthcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic.

Gordon-Levitt is in talks to play the role of Lincoln's son Robert Todd in the movie, which features Daniel Day Lewis as the titular character.

Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes and Bruce McGill are among the other characters expected to play roles in the film.

Sally Field is already signed up to play Lincoln's wife Mary in the movie, which is based on the book 'Team of Rivals' by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

The film tells the tale of the 16th US President's dream of abolishing slavery and ending the civil war in the US, which ran from 1861 to 1865.


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