Fox to Co-Finance and Handle International Distribution for Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN

     January 23, 2012

20th Century Fox is now set to handle two very different Abraham Lincoln projects this year. The studio has come aboard Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln as a co-financier for the historical drama. Per THR, Fox will handle international distribution duties while Disney will distribute the DreamWorks production domestically. Daniel Day-Lewis stars as our nation’s 16th President alongside an incredible supporting cast that includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Lee Pace, and Jared Harris. The pic is slated to open sometime in the fourth quarter of this year, after the presidential election.

As Fox boards the project, it makes their second Lincoln-centered film of 2012. The studio is also behind the decidedly non-historical Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Directed by Timur Beckmambetov, the adaptation stars Benjamin Walker as the axe-wielding president and opens June 22nd in 3D.

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