Monday, October 1, 2012



Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Brit Marling (Another Earth) have been cast in The Green Blade Rises, an upcoming feature film about Abraham Lincoln's formative years.

Wes Bentley and Brit Marlling
They join Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) and Jason Clarke (Public Enemies), who play Lincoln's step-mother and father. Bentley will play the future President's first teacher and Marling will play Nancy, his biological mother who withstood the challenges of pioneer life.

The Green Blade Rises tells the untold story of the youth of America's greatest hero. It chronicles the hardships that shaped him, including abandonment by his father in the harsh winter wilderness, the tragedy that marked him forever and the two women who guided him to immortality, putting him on the path to becoming one of the most influential Presidents in United States history.

The Green Blade Rises is the directorial debut of AJ Edwards, who also wrote the original screenplay.

AJ Edwards has worked with Terrence Malick on three of his films including To the Wonder, The Tree Of Life and The New World. He got his start as an editorial intern on Malick's The New World and served as the editor on To the Wonder.

The Green Blade Rises is being produced in association with Brothers K.

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