Neeson Talks Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

Despite comments from Steven Spielberg himself at the Golden Globes that things are “coming together really quickly” on his Abraham Lincoln biopic, its star remains as in the dark as the rest of us.

“I don’t know (anything) other than what you know” Liam Neeson told Coming Soon on Monday during the “Taken” press junket in Los Angeles. “He asked me four years ago would I play this part and I most certainly said I would. He’ll do it whenever he’s ready to do it, but it’s in the works” he added.

Neeson also confirmed he’d hadn’t seen any script yet, nor did he know from how young Spielberg wanted the actor to play the former President. Lincoln was 56 when he was assassinated, which is Neeson’s current age.

Spielberg hasn’t yet commited to a starting date or confirmed whether it might happen this year. His immediate next project is the first of the “Tintin” motion-capture films.