Wes Bentley’s second act is moving right ahead (his first was marred by myriad personal struggles, including drugs and his grief over the passing of his pal Heath Ledger).
The American Beauty and Hunger Games actor has landed a role in The Green Blade Rises, a.k.a. yet another project about Abraham Lincoln, this one produced by director Terrence Malick.
Bentley will play Honest Abe’s first teacher.
Another Earth’s Brit Marling also has joined the cast as Lincoln’s biological mother.
Diane Kruger is set to take on the part of the 16th president’s stepmother, while Jason Clarke (Lawless) will portray his father.