Hollywood movie-maker Steven Spielberg has delayed plans to film a biopic of late US President Abraham Lincoln "indefinitely".

The Munich director had cast Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson to play the 19th century leader with filming expected to begin shortly.

However, Spielberg's publicist Marvin Levy tells MovieHole.net the project is deferred until further notice.

Spielberg is expected to start work on the long-awaited INDIANA JONES sequel this year (06).