Orlando movie critic Roger Moore hit up Comic-Con over the weekend and got a chance to chat with Diane Kruger, who was on hand to promote next spring's "The Host," when she dropped a minor Malick bombshell, which the reporter revealed on his blog Movie Nation. She'll be starring in "Green Blade Rising" (a parody title if we ever heard one), which the camera-shy director will produce. And what's it about? "I play his stepmother, the woman who enticed him to read and put him on the journey to becoming a great man, a great thinker and president. It's a very American role, something very different for me. I have been spending all summer trying to tackle a rural Kentucky accent from the 19th century, so that will be a huge challenge," she said.
Of course, she's referring to Sarah Bush Lincoln, Abe's Dad's second wife, who came into the future President's life when he was ten; he grew very close to her and always referred to her as his mother. So is this an unofficial prequel to Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln"? At any rate, it's a part of Lincoln's life we don't see or read about very often, so it will be interesting to see the shape this takes (and who has written the script and will direct). As usual, no other details, but with a start date looming, hopefully we'll know more soon.