Daniel Day-Lewis Gets Presidential in First Trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln
09.14.12 by BJSprecher
Spielberg Takes on History.
As promised, the first full-length trailer for Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg's new historical biopic, Lincoln, was released online last night. Based on Pullitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin's book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, and adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner (Munich), Lincoln focuses on the last days of President Abraham Lincoln's (Daniel Day-Lewis) life, chronicling the many clashes he had with his cabinet members over the abolition of slavery and the Civil War. Historical accuracy, gorgeous sets, an incredible cast and Spielberg at the helm, this one has "Oscar" written all over it.
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Lincoln also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Jared Harris as Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, David Strathairn as Secretary of State William Seward, Jackie Earle Haley as Alexander Stephens, and Academy Award-winners Tommy Lee Jones as Republican congressional leader Thaddeus Stevens, and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Additional cast members include Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, and Joseph Cross.
Poster courtesy Touchstone Pictures