Another Abraham Lincoln feature film has arisen and it is set to star Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds). The Green Blade Rises will see Kruger play the 16th President’s stepmother, Sarah Lincoln. This summer has already seen the rise and fall of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and we’ll see Steven Spielberg’s effort, Lincoln, this November with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. Produced by Terrence Malick and written/directed by A.J. Edwards, The Green Blade Rises will focus on the formative days of Lincoln, the tragedy that ended his life and the women who guided him along the way. Hit the jump for more on this project.
Deadline reports that Kruger is set to play the beautiful and influential Sarah Lincoln, who became Lincoln’s stepmother when he was 10. The young would-be President was supposedly closer to his stepmother than even his own father. The Green Blade Rises will reportedly be shot in black and white when it begins filming this fall. The picture will span three years of young Lincoln’s life spent in the expansive wild of Indiana.
Kruger will next be seen in Fly Me to the Moon before appearing in the Andrew Niccol adaptation of the Stephenie Meyer novel, The Host.