Again from The AV Club’s Newswire, more casting news on the instantly-awesome-and-highly-anticipated Steven Spielberg Lincoln movie: Jared Harris will be playing U.S. Grant. I was a huge fan of Harris’ late father, Richard, and Jared did a fantastic job on Mad Men. I am curious to hear his American accent, though, because the closest he came on the TV show was this.
Luckily, he’s enough of a chameleon to pull of Ulys’ look. Check out this headshot! Slam on a shapeless felt hat and cram a cigar stub in his mouth, and he’s pretty close to the real thing.