Steven Spielberg recently cast David Strathairn (Goodnight, and Good LuckThe Bourne Ultimatum; etc.) as William Seward in his upcoming Abraham Lincoln movie. Cool. He joins Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Sally Field (Mary Todd), and Joseph Gorden-Levitt (Robert Todd). Probably this will be good! Those people are great.

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  1. I’d watch this.

  2. SPOILER ALERT It is not going to have a happy ending.

  3. David Strathairn as Seward? Sounds like Spielberg’s folly to me.

  4. You just know Spielberg is going to find a way for the North to fight Nazis in this thing.

  5. Spoiler Alert: John Wilkes Booth drinks Lincoln’s milkshake.

    • It’s sort of like how I just drank the milkshake of actually thinking before you make a joke rather than blurting out a tired catchphrase that stopped being funny years ago. #NotWinning

    • “Abolition! Abolition, Jefferson! Set free, you boy! If you have a jail cell full of slaves,
      and I have a jail cell full of slaves, and I have a key, and my key reaches across the room
      and starts to unlock your jail cell full of slaves, I free your slaves! I free them up!”

  6. Wait?! This movie is about Abe Lincoln? Dammit, I thought you said Ape Lincoln.

  7. I don’t know, Daniel Day-Lewis hasn’t really proven himself yet. We’ll see.

  8. Has he announced who’s in charge of special effects yet? I’ve got a pretty good idea if not.

  9. Sally Field, really? I thought MTL was more of a ballbuster. I would have gone with former WWE star Joanie ‘Chyna” Laurer, but that’s just me.

  10. Can we have JGL in more perfectly cut suits and vests a’la Inception? Because that I would definiately watch.

    • In fact, can that be legally required to be in everything? Can that be made into a screen saver for my eyes, so when I blink I see JGL in a suit, possibly kicking ass in a rotating hallway? Hrm……

      I’ll be in my bunk.

  11. I love Afternoon Lincs!

  12. JGL as Robert Todd? Didn’t Robert Todd die when he was like 17? I am too lazy to click the google search bar and find out :(

  13. For those keeping track, the current Lincoln cast to beat is Sarah Vowell’s from her audiobook.

    Conan O’Brien as Robert Todd Lincoln
    Eric Bogosian as John Wilkes Booth
    Stephen King as Abraham Lincoln

  14. Fun fact: Tom Hanks is related to Lincoln… which means Chet Haze is related to Lincoln.

    #callbackgum

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