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Jared Harris To Play Ulysses S. Grant For Spielberg' 'Lincoln'

Reported by Outsiders - 02:13 PM 2011.11.29
Variety has reported that Steven Spielberg has selected Jared Harris to play Ulysses S. Grant for Dreamworks drama "Lincoln."

The film will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War. Grant, who later became the 18th president, was the most successful Union general, starting with victories at Shiloh and Vicksburg.

Daniel Day-Lewis has been cast as Lincoln, with Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The screenplay was written by Tony Kushner with Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg producing.






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