As reported in New York magazine and elsewhere, Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating biopic about Abraham Lincoln is maybe-finally in pre-production. Playwright Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”), who’s writing the script, shared this information during a panel discussion on Lincoln at the Harvard University Institute of Politics, adding that if the desired studio green light was given, then the film would be in theaters as early as Christmas.
So who’s going to play The Great Emancipator? Well, four years ago, back when this project was still red hot, it was going to be Liam Neeson. But a lot can happen between green light and soundstage — so I’d like to humbly offer a few casting suggestions, should Mr. Neeson be unavailable. [Read more…] about Clive To Consider to Play Spielberg’s Biopic ‘Abraham Lincoln’?