German actress Diane Kruger will star in The Green Blade Rises, produced by Terrence Malick, according to Deadline.com.
Kruger, 36, will play Sarah Bush Lincoln, a widow who became Abraham Lincoln's stepmother in 1819. AJ Edwards will direct this indie movie about the strong-willed woman who played a role in shaping the future US President's character.
The film will start shooting in the fall in black and white. With its focus on Lincoln's formative years, The Green Blade Rises sets itself apart from two other films about the 16th President of the United States. Timur Bekmambetov turned the historical figure into a axe-wielding vampire slayer in this year's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, while Steven Spielberg went for a classic biopic simply titled Lincoln, set to hit theaters in November.