Northern Ireland native Liam Neeson is set to take star in another biopic - as celebrated American President Abraham Lincoln.

The actor is currently in talks with director Steven Spielberg to take on the lead role in the film, which will follow the US leader as he guides the North to victory in the Civil War.

Spielberg, currently working on War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise, has expressed a desire to make a movie about Lincoln since 2001, when the rights to the upcoming biography THE UNITER: THE GENIUS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN were bought by Dreamworks.

Neeson, who is vying for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of sex researcher ALFRED KINSEY in the controversial film KINSEY, earned an OSCAR nomination for playing OSKAR SCHINDLER in Spielberg's Schindler's List.

12/01/2005 21:25