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Spielberg and Redford battle over Lincoln biopic

15 September 2009

Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Robert Redford are releasing their own Abraham Lincoln biopics.

The pair are to make separate films about the US president, with Redford's The Conspirator looking at a young woman charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln - while Spielberg's version will look at his time over the Civil War period.

Spielberg told 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."

Source: Yahoo! Movies