Spielberg Film on Lincoln to be Shot in Virginia

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today announced Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will shoot his highly-anticipated major feature film “Lincoln” in Virginia.

The film is based on the book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Filming will begin in the Fall and the movie is slated for release in 2012. The film will star Academy Award-winning actors Daniel Day-Lewis (“My Left Foot,” “There Will be Blood”) as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field (“Norma Rae,” “Places in the Heart”) as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay was written by Tony Kushner who last worked with Spielberg on the feature film “Munich.”