There's a lovely line in the trailer where Daniel Day-Lewis playing Abraham Lincoln asks, "Do we choose to be born or are we fitted to the times we're born into?" He gets a reply back, "I don't know about myself. You maybe." Lincoln is Steven Spielberg's long-delayed biopic on the famed American president Abraham Lincoln. After seeing Lincoln slay vampires in the earlier part of the year, it just feels normal and right to see Day-Lewis' transformation into the 16th President of the United States to erase the memories. You'd hardly know it's him underneath all that makeup. Definitely getting an Oscar nomination there.
The trailer is typical Spielberg with sweeping music by John Williams and glimpses of an amazing cast. Sally Field plays Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt his eldest son Robert while Tommy Lee Jones is the abolitionist leader, Thaddeus Stevens. Other actor like David Strathairn, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, Gloria Reuben and David Oyelowo also make appearances in the trailer. The film is partly based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography of Lincoln that dealt with the last 4 months of his life. This one's bound to give you goosebumps. Lincoln releases in the US on November 16, 2012.
More stills from the film after the jump.
Sally Field as Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln
Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lews as Abraham Lincoln
Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stephens
(Photos: Empire Magazine)
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