Sally Field Will Play The Wife Of Non-Vampire Hunting ‘Lincoln’

Wednesday, April 13 by

Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln does not hunt vampires, but he will be married to Sally Field. Me? Nothing against two time Oscar winner Field, but I’d take the vampire hunting. I just really hate vampires.

Field will star opposite Daniel Day-Lewis as The Great Emancipator, and I just realized that particular nickname for President Abraham Lincoln sounds dirty. *Chuckles Heartily* As Mary Todd Lincoln, Field is expected to have a major role. Spielberg praised Field for being able to portray the “fragility and complexity that was Mary Todd Lincoln.” (Read: Craziness.) However, her age is a little awkward: Field is 67, older than Mary Todd was when she finally kicked the bucket. Eh, she still looks good. She’ll pull it off – worst case scenario, Spielberg calls someone at Industrial Light and Magic. Badda bing, badda boom.

Screenwriter Tony Kushner adapted the book Team of Rivals by Pulitzer Prize-winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, which chronicles the president’s later, Civil War-ier years. Lincoln is pushing to emancipate theaters in late 2012. (LA Times)