It seems Steven Spielberg is determined that every role in his upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic should be filled by a recognisable face. Now British actor Jared Harris, whose profile is about the jump much higher due to playing Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, has joined the cast of Lincoln.
Variety reports Harris will play Ulysses S. Grant, the Union general in the Civil War who later became the 18th President of the United States. Daniel Day-Lewis is set to portray Abraham Lincoln in this biopic, which focuses on the final few year on the President’s life, through to his assassination.
Other cast members include Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes and Tim Blake Nelson. Shooting is expected to begin soon.
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