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Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon Levitt join 'Lincoln' cast

Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon Levitt will join Daniel Day Lewis in Abraham Lincoln movie

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Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon Levitt join 'Lincoln' cast

A stellar cast are being lined up for Steven Spielberg's biopic  “Lincoln”, a historical  movie about the 16th president.

Joining the ranks are Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones. The two well known Hollywood names will take to the screen in the upcoming movie alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.

Jones will play the role of Thaddeus Stevens, the Pennsylvanian congressman and republican, who was a strong supporter of abolishing slavery.

Meanwhile Gordon Levitt will play the role of Lincoln’s eldest son Robert Todd.

The movie is set to focus on the political influence of Lincoln as well the as road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

Lewis has been cast to play the lead role of President Lincoln, while Field will play his wife Mary Todd.

"I'm excited to be working with Sally for the first time," Spielberg said in a statement. "I've admired her films, and she has always been my first choice to portray all the fragility and complexity that was Mary Todd Lincoln."

Principal filming is schedules to begin in Virginia this coming fall, while the film is set to be released in 2012.

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