Wes Bentley and Brit Marling Join ‘The Green Blade Rises’

AJ Edwards is making his directorial debut with this drama about the early years of President Abraham Lincoln.

Wes Bentley joins The Green Blade Rises
Wes Bentley joins The Green Blade Rises
Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games) and Brit Marling (Another Earth) have joined The Green Blade Rises, the feature film about Abraham Lincoln's formative years, with a cast that also includes Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) and Jason Clarke (Public Enemies), who play Lincoln's step-mother and father. Wes Bentley will play the future President's first teacher and Brit 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, and is produced by Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Nicolas Gonda (The Tree of Life) and Charley Beil (To the Wonder) with Joseph Krigsfeld, Jason Krigsfeld and Suzanne Deal Booth as executive producers and Jake DeVito is co-producer. 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 his most recent film To the Wonder.

Margery Simkin (Avatar) is the Casting Director and the Production Designer is Caroline Hanania (Serendipity). Hank Corwin (The Tree of Life) is the film's Editor. Christopher Tandon (Kill Bill Vol. 1) is the Art Director and Lisa Tomczeszyn (X-Men: The Last Stand) serves as the Costume Designer. The music in The Green Blade Rises is composed by Zbigniew Preisner (The Secret Garden).

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

The Better Angels was released in 2014 and stars Diane Kruger, Brit Marling, Jason Clarke, Wes Bentley, Lola Cook, Jamie Harrold, Casey Roberts, Reagan Leonard. The film is directed by A.J. Edwards.

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    @Number1Wolverine You better... ;)

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    @SherlockHolmes2009@mcleve02 - I agree with the both of you :).

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    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yeah, everything else is just milking a cow...

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  4. SherlockHolmes2009

    @mcleve02@Number1Wolverine Exactly, Spieldbergs is my #1 I care about cuz of that sure-to-be Oscar performance from Daniel Day Lewis

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    @SherlockHolmes2009 There is just too much Lincoln right now... Spielberg is the only one I care about

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag


    @SherlockHolmes2009 - I know right, what is going on. Three Abraham movies are already coming out now this :(.

    3 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  7. SherlockHolmes2009

    Everyones trying to jump on the Lincoln bandwagon

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  8. Dan

    He should have kept his crazy Hunger Games beard. I would have, at least :P

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

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