Singer James Taylor suggested for lead role in "Lincoln"

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File photo of singer James Taylor performing during the final session of the Democratic National Convention in CharlotteWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Singer-songwriter James Taylor says he doesn't see the resemblance, but he was pitched – without success – to play the role of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the new film. Taylor told a packed audience at the National Press Club on Friday that Oscar-winning musician John Williams – who composed the soundtrack for "Lincoln" – had pushed for Taylor to play the lead role in Steven Spielberg's new film. The role of Lincoln in the historical drama ultimately went to Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis. "John wanted me to play that part. … USA, LLC