This is the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. The trailer gives you a good feel for what the film is about and its tone. It also gives you a look at some of the many actors who are in this film. The trailer has an epic feel, especially with the score that is used. It has a similar look and feel of Steven Spielberg’s last film, War Horse. Of course, Daniel Day-Lewis is featured prominently in the trailer, as he is the one playing Lincoln. While I may not be as stoked for this film as others, it is definitely a film I will see in the theatre. I love some good historical films.
Other than Daniel Day-Lewis, the film also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Sally Field, Jared Harris, David Strathairn, Lee Pace, James Spader, John Hawkes, Dakin Matthews, David Warshofsky, S. Epatha Merkerson, Gloria Reuben, Gregory Itzin, Julie White, Elizabeth Marvel, Joseph Cross, Hal Holbrook, David Oyelowo, Tim Blake Nelson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Walton Goggins, Adam Driver, and Bruce McGill. This is quite a large and impressive cast, and I only listed the more recognizable actors.
“Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.”
Lincoln is in theatres in a limited release on November 9, 2012 and then goes wider on November 16, 2012.
by Sarah Ksiazek