Trailer Preview for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln Starring Daniel Day-Lewis
09.11.12 by Ryan
It's finally (almost) here! The trailer for director Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln won't be out until Thursday, but, as is becoming customary for trailer releases these days, the preview for the movie's first trailer has been released in advance.
Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book, Team of Rivals, Lincoln reportedly won't show much of Lincoln's early years and will instead focus "on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln's life," and Spielberg said last year that the movie has "no war scenes" and won't be tackling the Civil War.
It's funny, then, that the teaser starts directly in the Civil War, with Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) standing in what looks like a soldier encampment while a voice reads the end of the Gettysburg address. ComingSoon confirmed that the voiceover was performed by David Oyelowo, who plays cavalryman Ira Clark in the movie.
The actual trailer for Lincoln debuts on Thursday, at 7pm ET and 4pm PT, followed by a live Google hangout with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Lincoln's oldest son, Robert Todd, in the movie.
Lincoln was adapted by Tony Kushner (Munich), and co-stars Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) as Ulysses S. Grant, David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck) as Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward, Tommy Lee Jones as Pennsylvania congressman Thaddeus Stevens, and Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children, Watchmen) as Alexander Stephens, the vice president of the Confederate States. Hal Holbrook (Water for Elephants), James Spader (Stargate), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen), and Joseph Cross (Milk) also co-star.