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|Was making a comment to someone about Rob Lowe and they told me about this upcoming TV mini-series (coming in 2013). Looking at the cast list, Lowe is going to be Longstreet, Stephen Lang is Lincoln, Dwight Yoakam as Meade, Noah Wyle as Pickett, Damian Lewis as James McPherson, Bill Paxton as Stonewall Jackson, Will Patton as Lee, Kevin Farley as Henry Halleck, D.B. Sweeny and McClellan, Micheal C. Hall as Grant, Kim Delaney as Mary Todd Lincoln, Trace Adkins as John Gregg. I'll let folks check out the IMDb page to get a full listing, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2032276/. According to IMDb it's going to be an eight part mini-series produced by Sony so I'm wondering if it's going to be for HBO.
It's two years away but I'll be honest here. I look at some of the names and just wonder if their right for who their playing. Lang I'll give him a chance at Lincoln. Picture him more as Pickett and Jackson thanks to his having played both in Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. With those in mind I'll give him a chance and see how he does. After seeing the extra features on Band of Brothers and being surprised to learn Lewis was an Englishman (I really would have sworn from the accent he was an American) I'll give him a chance. But Wyle as Pickett? And I can't really picture Lowe as Pete Longstreet, or Hall as Grant. But maybe the folks I can't picture will be more believable in their roles.