First Trailer For ‘Lincoln’
The trailer for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated historical drama has debuted.
With its release date set for November 16 in the States and January 17 in Australia, Steven Spielberg’s decade-in-the-making biopic on Abraham Lincoln has just unveiled its first full trailer after releasing a teaser snippet earlier in the week.
And the unveiling of the trailer went down as almost an event in itself with the full preview debuting for the first time to an as-usual packed Times Square.
Somehow fitting for the epic pic, it’s been a marathon journey to get the film to screen with Spielberg announcing his plans for the biopic a decade ago and then going on to option the rights to Doris Kearns’ Goodwin's Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln before the book was even published in 2005.
Liam Neeson was set to play America’s 16th president, but due to the film’s continual delays, the veteran actor was sadly deemed too old and Daniel Day-Lewis stepped into the historic shoes instead.
With a screenplay penned by Munich’s Tony Kushner, the historical drama reportedly focuses on Lincoln’s fight to abolish slavery in January 1865 to his assassination in April the same year.
Surrounding the actor, Spielberg has cast an impressive ensemble including Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jackie Earle Haley, Jared Harris, and Hal Holbrook.
These supporting players certainly appear to be given some screen time if the trailer is anything to go by. In true Spielberg style, we think it looks handsome, grand and heartfelt. But decide for yourself below.