Portriat of American President Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865) (painted by George P. Healy, mid-late 1800s), Washington, DC, 1969.
A casting call will be held this weekend in Richmond for the role of Abraham Lincoln's son in an upcoming film by Steven Spielberg.
Spielberg selected Virginia to film a biography of Lincoln starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Sally Field will play Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is scheduled for release in 2012.
For the role of Lincoln's son, Tad Lincoln, producers are looking for a boy age 9 to 11.
Media outlets report the casting call is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.