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Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Spielberg’

Tony Kushner’s Lincoln Screenplay Published

The Theatre Communications Group will be publishing the Lincoln screenplay on January 22, 2013. Above, we’ve embedded the official trailer of the adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s nonfiction book.

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Tony Kushner adapted the book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, for Oscar-winning director Stephen Spielberg‘s latest silver screen flick. Goodwin has agreed to pen a foreword for the Lincoln publication. The book will contain eight pages of color photographs from the movie.

Here’s more from the release: “Kushner’s plays include Angels in America, Parts One and TwoA Bright Room Called Day; Slavs!; Homebody/Kabul;Caroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the  Scriptures. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols’ film of Angels in America and for Steven Spielberg’s Munich.”

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‘War Horse’ Adaptation Gets Christmas Day Release

The film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo‘s War Horse will be released on Christmas Day, according to Deadline.

As we previously noted, Stephen Spielberg directed and the cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emily Watson. War Horse has already spawned successful stage adaptations in London and New York City.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think? (via Shelf Awareness)