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Daniel Day-Lewis Grew To 'love' Lincoln


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Daniel Day-Lewis grew to ''love'' US President Abraham Lincoln in a unique way.

The 55-year-old actor plays the pioneering historical figure - who abolished slavery and lead America through the Civil War - and after a whole year of preparing for the role, Daniel ended up falling for his alter-ego in a way he never would have imagined.

He explained: ''[I prepared for] about a year. I read a lot. The problem was that so much has been written about him that I could be reading for the rest of my life. So I chose very carefully.

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Bill Murray Carries The Critically Panned Hyde Park On Hudson


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Bill Murray has been praised for portrayal of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The veteran actor plays the late American president in director Roger Michell's 'Hyde Park on Hudson', which explores his relationship with his distant cousin Margaret 'Daisy' Suckley (Laura Linney) and - as mentioned in the film's title - his visit to London's Hyde Park in June 1939 after receiving an invitation from England's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

After missing out on several Oscars in the past for roles such as middle-aged actor Bob Harris in 'Lost in Translation' and weatherman Phil Connors in 'Groundhog Day' it is hoped that the 62-year-old actor will finally be awarded for 'Hyde Park on Hudson'.

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Jason Clarke To Play Lincoln's Father In The Green Blade Rises


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Jason Clarke is set to star in 'The Green Blade Rises'.

The 'Lawless' actor - who plays the onscreen brother of Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in the gangster movie - is in negotiations to take the male lead role of Tom Lincoln, the father of former US President Abraham Lincoln, in the Terrence Malick-produced movie.

Jason will star opposite Diane Kruger - who is to portray Sarah Lincoln, Tom's wife and Abraham's stepmother - in the drama film, Deadline reports.

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Michael Jackson's Lawyers Battle To Save Art


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Michael Jackson's lawyers are battling to save his $900 million secret art collection.

The late 'Thriller' star's "rare intact major collection" has just been discovered, but rather than securing the financial future of his three children - Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, eight - lawyers for the star are battling to reverse its $87.7 million sale to an undisclosed international businessman.

Appraiser Eric Finzi told Star magazine the 182-piece collection, which has never publicly been seen, has "an invaluable pedigree for future sales in the international art market".

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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Great Hope Springs


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Tommy Lee Jones will play Meryl Streep's husband in 'Great Hope Springs'.

The 'Men In Black' actor will be directed by 'The Devil Wears Prada' filmmaker David Frankel on the project, about a middle-aged married couple who realise their relationship is on the slide.

Steve Carell is also set to star in the comedy as marriage therapist Dr. Field, who works at a retreat where the couple have gone in the hope of saving their life together.

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Joseph Gordon-levitt For Lincoln Role


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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to star in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'.

The 'Inception' actor is in negotiations to play the role of 16th US President Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd in the movie, which features Daniel Day Lewis as the titular character.

Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes and Bruce McGill are among the other stars expected to play roles in the film.

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Day-lewis To Play Abraham Lincoln In Spielberg Epic


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Daniel Day-Lewis is to play President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's new historical biopic.

Friday's (19Nov10) casting announcement comes nine years after Spielberg first revealed he was making a film about the assassinated former U.S. leader.

The movie mogul originally tapped Liam Neeson for the role.

In a statement confirming the casting, Spielberg revealed he has never worked with Oscar winner Day-Lewis.

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Ford To Track Lincoln's Killer In Manhunt


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Harrison Ford is travelling back in time to catch President Abraham Lincoln's killer, John Wilkes Booth, in a new movie.

The INDIANA JONES star will play a colonel hired to find the man who shot Lincoln in his latest project, MANHUNT.

Lincoln was shot in the head by Booth in 1865 during a trip to the theatre.

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