What's Playing is reporting that casting director Mindy Marin has been assigned the task of finding "someone not necessarily famous, just appropriate" at the director's request. "As such, every gruff, 6-foot-tall hunk between the age of say, 20 to 39 are being considered."
Filming commences in New Orleans March 1, 2011.
Here is the character breakdown:
Abraham Lincoln (Lead)
Age : Late 20s to late 30s.
PLEASE NOTE THE SAME ACTOR WILL PLAY ABRAHAM AS HE AGES FROM 20 to 56.
At 20, not yet the iconic image we associate with our 16th President, this version of Abe is tall, boyish, and occasionally impulsive; a kind, intelligent, well-spoken and good-hearted man, if a bit awkward at social events and around the ladies. He's also an extremely skilled fighter. Abe works as a shopkeeper, lawyer and burgeoning political figure by day. He woos Mary Todd and debates Stephen Douglas, preparing for an eventual run for the Presidency. Seen also in middle age, extremely tall with a lined face and a trademark beard and stovepipe hat, he is a thoughtful, extraordinary orator. Honest Abe wins the White House in the midst of growing strife between the North and South. Despite his advanced age, Mr. Lincoln remains an innovative and fearsome fighter...
PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT ACTORS OVER 6 FEET TALL