The Reader in Nebraska is reporting that Harrison Ford, of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and The Fugitive fame, is set to star in Stephen Spielberg's adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals.
No, Ford will not play Lincoln, that role is reserved for Liam Neeson. Instead, Ford will play Lincoln's second vice president, Andrew Johnson. I can't wait!
Here is the original blurb from Friday's edition of The Reader:
Recalling that working with Steven Spielberg can make you rich and famous, Harrison Ford has jumped aboard another project from the director, a biography of Abraham Lincoln starring Liam Neeson. Spielberg has planned the film since back when Neeson was famous. Ford plays Vice President Andrew Johnson, a demotion from his last presidential role in Air Force One. Given Spielberg’s need to please audiences and Ford’s “action man” nature, look for Johnson to save Lincoln at the theater by laying out John Wilkes Booth and quipping, “The play may not be over, but it’s curtains for you, pal!”