Steven Spielberg is not giving up on his Lincoln project!
The director's attempt in launching his Lincoln masterpiece was postponed due to budget and location problems.
And now, Robert Redford is making his own Lincoln film although both movies are going into two different territories. Spielberg's film is reportedly going to focus on the president's dismay over the length and toll of the Civil War. The script is being rewritten by Tony Kushner ("Angels in America").
Meanwhile, Redford's film called "The Conspirator" will focus on a young woman charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln.
Spielberg tells Variety: "We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be, and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible."
Right now, Spielberg is focusing on his remake of "Harvey" and Robert Downey Jr. may be playing the role James Stewart played in the 1950 classic, a mild-mannered man who happens to have an invisible friend in the form of a 6-foot rabbit.
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