Steven Spielberg Plans 'Abraham Lincoln' Movie

Steven Spielberg is planning on making his long-in-the-works biopic of Abraham Lincoln, says Variety.

Spielberg is said to have begun talks with Liam Neeson to play the president as he steers the North to victory in the Civil War.

The feature will be based on Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography 'The Uniter: The Genius of Abraham Lincoln'. The plan is to start production next January, according to trade sources.

Spielberg is currently working on War of the Worlds, which he is expected to finish shooting in late March, for a late June release.

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