Friday, July 29, 2011
Fernando Wood -- finally on the big screen!
Well, obviously, I'm pretty stoked to hear about this. Fernando Wood, subject of episode #126, will be making his big-screen debut in Steven Spielberg's upcoming epic 'Lincoln'. Playing the nefarious mayor will be Lee Pace, star of the Tony-winning The Normal Heart and lead actor from the late, lamented Pushing Daisies.
Partially inspired by Doris Kearns Goodwin's classic Lincoln bio 'Team of Rivals', the Spielberg film already has a dream team lined up -- Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, David Strathairn as William Seward, and roles for Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Dear Mr. Spielberg, please feature a scene of Wood proposing to the Common Council his desire for New York to secede from the Union.
Read more at the link below:
Twilight Saga Actor Lee Pace Joins 'Lincoln' [Deadline]