Actor Daniel Day-Lewis cast as Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis is Abraham Lincoln

Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg's next movie "Lincoln". Dreamworks will release the high profile movie project.

The actor is preparing for his role as Lincoln by visiting the state where the former president began his political career. The movie is based on the book "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin, who joined Day-Lewis on his tour in Illinois. The actor toured several historic sites Friday in Springfield, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home and the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln served as a legislator.

Filming is expected to begin next fall, and the movie is to be released in late 2012.

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