So Daniel Day-Lewis is going to star in Lincoln as Abraham Lincoln. He’ll probably do a good job with role. He’s a great actor.
What I’m more curious about is how the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Team of Rivals will be adapted to a movie. I read that it will focus on the last four months of Lincoln’s life. Now I may be remembering wrong, but wasn’t the gist of the book about how all these men with competing and sometimes conflicting views came together to form a “Dream Team”?
If so, then wouldn’t a lot of the focus need to be on the time around when Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States?
And if the movie doesn’t capture this storyline, then is it truly adapted from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s books?
Steven Spielberg will be directing so I think I can safely say that he’ll make a good movie. I just hope that he makes the right movie. I’d hate to see the book ruined by a poor movie.