Spielberg to Shoot Lincoln Picture Next

He ducks rumor that Liam Neeson will portray prez
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 5:21 PM CDT
Randy Duncan, of Carlinville, Ill., portrays Abraham Lincoln at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, Ill., March 13, 2008.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
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(Newser) – Once he wraps up Tintin, Steven Spielberg will make a long-awaited biopic about Abraham Lincoln, the Los Angeles Times reports. The director spilled the beans while promoting Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and said he wants to shoot the flick next year, Lincon's 200th anniversary—but did not confirm rumors that Liam Neeson will play the 16th US president.