LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sally Field has signed on to play the wife of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's film biography of the 16th president.
The casting announcement Wednesday gives "Lincoln" a pair of two-time Academy Award winners in lead roles.
Daniel Day-Lewis was a best-actor winner for "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood." He will star as Lincoln.
Field is a best-actress recipient for "Norma Rae" and "Places in the Heart." She is playing Mary Todd Lincoln.
Spielberg says Field was his first choice to portray the "fragility and complexity" of Lincoln's wife.
The film is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," which examines the president's relationship with key advisers.
Shooting begins this fall, with the film due out in 2012.
Kourtney Kardashian hits up the happiest place on Earth on today’s Celebs Gone Social.
From Jenny and Donnie to Amanda and Justin, see more celebs who found new love in 2013.
Check out the many times Taylor Swift has pulled out her surprise face at award shows.
From Olivia Wilde to Mario Lopez, see which stars have the hottest beach bods of 2013.
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel talks to WW about wearing the $10 million bra, eating steak, Taylor Swift and if she plans to marry her boyfriend.
Heidi Klum, Selena Gomez, LeAnn Rimes and Kyle Richards show off their holiday spirit on Celebs Gone Social.
Alessandra Ambrosio talks to Wonderwall about getting fit for the VS Fashion Show, her thoughts about Kate Upton, and more.
"Shah's of Sunset" star Asa Soltan talks about this season's drama, possible wedding bells with her boyfriend and more.
Check out the biggest celeb breakups so far for 2013.
Carrie Underwood tweets about her "Sound of Music" experience on today's Celebs Gone Social ...
© 2013 Microsoft