Forrest Gump’s momma Sally Field has been cast as the wife of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in director Steven Spielberg’s next biopic.

She will appear alongside Daniel Day-Lewis who is playing the title role in the film (which goes by the single moniker of Lincoln). This will mark the first time the Brothers & Sisters actress has appeared in a film by the ET auteur, although it does, for some reason, feel like the two have collaborated before. Maybe it’s because Field embodies that homely, all-American persona that the director has mined in the past.

The film (which will focus on Lincoln’s ascension up the political ladder, which set into motion the abolition of slavery and the end of the Civil War) is due to begin production this autumn.

Via Deadline