eagle trailer for Steven Spielberg's star-filled historical drama Lincoln has finally landed!
And it's just what you'd expect it to look like--Oscar bait. It's no secret that Oscar loves to embrace stories of yesteryear, so this movie, which follows president Abraham Lincoln's attempt to abolish slavery at the tail end of the Civil War, should fall right in line with that. It's also got the following award requirements:
1) A big name name director and writer (none only than Pulitzer-Prize winner Tony Kushner)
2) About 9,000 stars (including Daniel Day Lewis in the title role, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, James Spader, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook and John Hawkes)
3) Did I mention it was a period piece?
Here's the full scope of the film:
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.
At any rate, the above mentioned aren't the only stars in the film. David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Help), Gloria Reuben (TV's ER) and S. Epatha Merkerson (TV's Law & Order and Lackawanna Blues) are also squeezed into this gigantic film. But it's Lewis who will simply take your breath away in the clip. You almost forget that it's not Lincoln here.
Check it out for yourself. It looks like they left out the part in Lincoln's history where he chased down vampires....(I guess we're pretending that Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter didn't just happen? Okay, that's cool with me).
Lincoln hits theaters November 16th.