November 17, 2011

Now filming in Virginia, Steven Spielberg has added another cast member to the extensive ensemble that is his Lincoln. Deadline is reporting that David Oyelowo has joined the project as a cavalryman.

Based on the best-selling book, “Team of Rivals,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin (who also adapted the script with Tony Kushner), the story focuses on the life of the former President, focusing on the man’s rise to politics and his role in the Civil War.

Daniel Day-Lewis is taking on the role of Lincoln with Sally Field playing his wife, Mary Todd. A release is tentatively scheduled for sometime in late 2012.

Oyelowo recently appeared in Rise of the Planet of the Apes and will next star in Red Tails and One Shot.

(Photo Credit: Zak Hussein/

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