Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill and Joseph Cross are in talks to join.

David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, and David Warshofsky are also in talks. 

As previously announced, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field will star in the film about the 16th President of the United States, to be directed by Steven Spielberg.

Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg are producing from Tony Kushner’s screenplay based on the book Team Of Rivals by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin,

Jones will play Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and powerful congressman from Pennsylvania and a staunch supporter of abolition.

Gordon-Levitt is cast as Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of the President.