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Dreamworks CEO Stacey Snider announced the news that Field would play Mary Todd Lincoln in the film, which is being adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner ('Munich') and is based on the book 'Team of Rivals' by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Daniel Day Lewis has been cast as the President and filming is expected to begin this fall for a 2012 release.
In other casting news, director Adam Shankman announced on his twitter that Russell Brand has been signed on to play the character of Lonny in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'Rock of Ages'. Lonny, who runs the rock club in which the film is largely set, also sings a duet of REO Speedwagon's 'Can't Fight this Feeling' with the club's owner Dennis (Alec Baldwin).
The film - which stars a huge ensemble cast including Tom Cruise, Paul Giamatti, Mary J Blige, Julianne Hugh and Diego Gonzalez Boneta - arrives in theaters June 1st, 2012.