We’ve posted a couple of updates (here and here) on an upcoming film about Lincoln’s boyhood, produced by Terrence Malick and directed by A.J. Edwards. Originally titled The Green Blade Rises, the movie is now The Better Angels, and it’s playing this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.
In this clip, Lincoln’s teacher (played by Wes Bentley) talks to Sarah Lincoln (Diane Kruger) about her stepson’s future:
Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited Lincoln movie finally has a release date. It will open in select theaters on November 9th and in theaters everywhere one week later.
Spielberg isn’t the only filmmaker who’s working on a Lincoln project. Acclaimed director Terrence Malick is producing a film about Lincoln’s early years. Diane Kruger broke the news when she told an interviewer that she’ll be playing Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln.
Finally, a television film based on the book Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard is in the works. Produced by the same filmmakers who made last year’s Emmy-winning documentary Gettysburg, it will star Billy Campbell as Lincoln and will air on the National Geographic Channel in 2013.