By Michael Gioia
05 Dec 2012
|Photo by David James – © 2012 - DreamWorks II Distribution Co.|
The screenplay, set to release on Jan. 22, 2013, will contain a foreword by Kearns Goodwin and eight pages of color photos from the film.
The Dreamworks' film — a collaboration from Oscar winner Spielberg ("Schindler's List," "Saving Private Ryan") and Pulitzer Prize winner Kushner — opened in a wide release Nov. 16.
Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for Angels in America and was Tony-nominated for the book and score of Broadway's Caroline, Or Change. His play The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scripture was seen in an Off-Broadway engagement last year at The Public Theater.
The cast features Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis ("My Left Foot") and Sally Field ("Norma Rae") as Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln, respectively, with David Strathairn (The Three Sisters, Dance of Death) as William Seward, Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Slava's Snowshow) as Robert Todd Lincoln, James Spader (Race) as W.N. Bilbo, Tony winner Hal Holbrook (Mark Twain Tonight!) as Francis Preston Blair, Tommy Lee Jones (Ulysses in Nighttown) as Thaddeus Stevens, John Hawkes (The 24 Hour Plays) as Robert Latham, Jackie Earle Haley (Slab Boys) as Alexander Stephens, Bruce McGill (My One and Only) as Edwin Stanton, Tim Blake Nelson (Eye of God) as Richard Schell, Joseph Cross ("Milk") as John Hay, Jared Harris ("Natural Born Killers") as Ulysses S. Grant, Lee Pace (The Normal Heart) as Fernando Wood and Tony nominee Colman Domingo (The Scottsboro Boys) as Private Harold Green.
The project, which was filmed last fall in Virginia, is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg. Daniel Lupi is the executive producer.
To pre-order the screenplay, visit TCG.org.