A few weeks ago it was revealed Terrence Malick is set to produce the directorial debut of AJ Edwards, who worked with Malick on The New World, The Tree Of Life and To The Wonder. The film is all about Abraham Lincoln’s youth and already has Diane Kruger and Jason Clarke attached to play Lincoln’s step-mother and father.
Now it’s been revealed that Wes Bentley and Brit Marling will also star, with Bentley playing the future President’s first teacher and Marling as Nancy, his biological mother who withstood the challenges of pioneer life.
The Green Blade Rises tells the untold story of the youth of America’s greatest hero. It chronicles the hardships that shaped him, including abandonment by his father in the harsh winter wilderness, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to immortality, putting him on the path to becoming one of the most influential Presidents in United States history.