Steven Spielberg's look at the life of the 16th president will have more than a handful of recognizable faces when it opens next year.
Among the actors who've signed on for Lincoln are Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook (Water for Elephants), James Spader (Stargate), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen), and Joseph Cross (Milk).
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will portray Thaddeus Stevens, a Pennsylvania congressman who supports abolishing slavery and is crucial in the government's funding of the Civil War. Gordon-Levitt will play Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Todd, the only one of the president's four children to live past his teenage years. The other roles were not specified. Lincoln a hot subject for Hollywood lately >>