Oyelowo can now cross Steven Spielberg off his list of "Directors I Want To Work With" as he's been cast in the star-studded "Lincoln." The film is a long-gestating dream project for Spielberg who has been developing it for years, but it starts shooting this fall and will definitely be one of the biggest pieces of awards-season bait next year. Based on the best-selling book “Team of Rivals” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and featuring a script by Tony Kushner (”Angels In America”), the film will focus on the tumultuous last four months of Lincoln's life. Oyelowo's role seems small however, as he will be playing a cavalryman of some sort.
At any rate, the gig will get him on a set that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace and Jackie Earle Haley which was probably all the incentive he needed. Filming starts in Virginia soon. [Deadline]