In a not-so-shocking revelation, Gov. Bob McDonnell confirms Steven Spielberg will film his Lincoln movie in Virginia. (Matt Sayles/AP)

But on Wednesday, McDonnell (R) confirmed what we have known for months: Spielberg will film his movie in Richmond and Petersburg.

The film will be based on the 2005 book “Team of Rivals” by Doris Kearns Goodwin and will star Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. Filming is expected to begin in the fall for release in 2012.

Find the full story by Anita Kumar and Rosalind S. Helderman on the Virginia Politics blog.