News today is that Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis has signed on to play the lead role in Steven Spielberg biopic about the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.  The movie is set to begin filming in the Fall of 2011.  No release date is set. But we can probably pencil Daniel Day-Lewis in for another Oscar nomination sometime in 2012.

“Daniel Day-Lewis would have always been counted as one of the greatest of actors, were he from the silent era, the golden age of film or even some time in cinema’s distant future,” said Spielberg. “I am grateful and inspired that our paths will finally cross with Lincoln.”

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