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Spielberg isn't ditching 'Lincoln' yet
Robert Redford may have announced his own Abraham Lincoln themed project "Conspirator" this week, but Steven Spielberg isn't giving up on a biopic of one of America's greatest presidents.
Spielberg told industry trade Variety, "We are very happy that Redford will be doing this Lincoln movie. It is completely different from what our DreamWorks Lincoln movie will be, and we believe that it will add to the commercial potential of our film. Lincoln as a subject is inexhaustible."
Currently, the legendary filmmaker is working on a "reimagining" of the the classic "Harvey" with Robert Downey, Jr. potentially in line to play the role James Stewart made famous.
The two Lincoln pictures appear to have very different subject matter. Redford's will focus on a young woman charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln and Spielberg's will primarily follow the President's anguish over the Civil War. Playwright Tony Kushner is currently revising his script for Spielberg.