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Neeson quits Spielberg's Lincoln biopic

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Liam Neeson at the premiere of 'Five Minutes of Heaven', New York City

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Liam Neeson has revealed that he won't be starring in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic.

Neeson, who previously worked with Spielberg on the Oscar-winning Schindler's List, has been attached to lead the movie about the 16th president of the United States since 2005.

Speaking to GMTV, Neeson claimed that he is too old to play the former commander-in-chief, who was assassinated in 1865.

"I'm not actually playing Lincoln now. I was attached to it for a while, but it's now I'm past my sell-by date," he said.

Neeson recently signed up to star as President Lyndon B. Johnson in Lee Daniels's civil rights drama Selma.

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