Lincoln (2012)

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Lincoln is an upcoming 2012 biographical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Filming began Monday, October 17, 2011 and ended on December 19, 2011. The film is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2012 by DreamWorks through Disney’s Touchstone distribution label in the U.S. and internationally by 20th Century Fox. Filming took place in Richmond, Virginia, and Petersburg, Virginia, and the film is now in post-production. Virginia offered a $4.6 million package of aid, tax credits, and in-kind donations to attract the film production to the state. DreamWorks has announced that the film "will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

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