"The movie will be purposely coming out after next year's election," Spielberg told the Orlando Sentinel. "I didn't want it to become political fodder. [...] It is really a movie about the great work Abraham Lincoln did in the last months of his life."The movie is set to film in Richmond, Va.: "There are battles in it, and being in Virginia, we have access to those historic battlefields," said Spielberg.
As for the film's post-election release, that will still leave plenty of time for Oscar voters to support 'Lincoln' as their candidate of choice.
Besides filming 'Lincoln,' the busy director will have to take time out to promote 'The Adventures of Tintin' and 'War Horse,' both due before the end of the year.
[Orlando Sentinel via CinemaBlend]
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