David Strathairn Joins Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

David Strathairn (“Sneakers,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”) is set to play Secretary of State William Seward in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” biopic at Dreamworks Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Seward served as Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869 and was a passionate abolitionist and fiercely loyal to Lincoln as he served in his cabinet during the Civil War.

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field also star in the film which will be released late next year.