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Lincoln Movie To Film In Virginia

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The film "Lincoln" is based on the book "Team of Rivals" by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin with a screenplay by Tony Kushner.

Lincoln spent the Civil War years in the District but he did visit Richmond near the war's end, and Virginia's Governor Bob McDonnell announced today the movie will be filmed in the Commonwealth.

In a statement, Spielberg says the remarkable period architecture in Richmond and Petersburg make central Virginia ideal for the production. Filming is expected to begin in the fall with Daniel Day Lewis as the President and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The movie is currently set for release in 2012.

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