Liam Neeson No Longer Attached to Spielberg's Lincoln Biopic
For years now it's been assumed that sometime down the road Steven Spielberg would finally get around to directing Lincoln, a biopic with Liam Neeson playing Honest Abe. Whenever it's mentioned, Neeson's name comes right along with the news. Well, despite the fact that Spielberg assured us earlier this year that his Lincoln-centric film would still see the light of day, it looks like it won't have Neeson as the president anymore. Digital Spy reports (via The Playlist) that Neeson is no longer attached to the film. The actor said, "I'm not actually playing Lincoln now. I was attached to it for a while, but it's now I'm past my sell-by date."
Though it's disappointing to an extent, I'm sure there are plenty actors just as talented and as tall as Neeson to step into the shoes of the 16th President of the United States. Though he's already had the much praised role as President Nixon, I think Frank Langella would be a hell of a choice to lead the film. Anyway, with Spielberg hard at work getting War Horse off the ground, and plenty of projects to choose from after, who knows when we'll finally see this come together. In the meantime, Robert Redford's The Conspirator, which focuses on events concerning the assassination of Lincoln, will be headed our way soon so that will have to appease any Lincoln fans out there for the time being. Who do you want should play Abraham Lincoln?