Steven Spielberg’s historical epic, Lincoln, is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 25th January 2013. Not too long ago EW got their hands on the first official image of Daniel Day Lewis in the role of Lincoln, and I have to say I was amazed at the likeness. Lewis has proved himself time and time again that he is one of the finest actors in the world today, and him playing the role of Lincoln adds some real excitement to this film.
Last week news broke of how fans could actually watch the first full length trailer, and today I will share that information with you. In a rather cool move, the trailer will be released on Thursday through Google + Hangout. A press release has all the details you need if you can make it, but no doubt it won’t be long before the trailer lands on Youtube, and then we can share it with you. However, before the full trailer is released a short teaser has arrived, and that we can share with you, and you can view it below.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book. Lincoln stars Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln, and he will be joined by Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, and Jared Harris.
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
And here’s the press release detailing how you can see the full trailer on Thursday:
DreamWorks Pictures and Google Play announced today that they will debut the theatrical trailer for “Lincoln” during a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. PT.
The event will also feature a live conversation with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Robert Todd Lincoln in the highly anticipated film slated for release in November.
The “Lincoln” trailer will be the first filmtrailer to launch during a Google+ Hangout, which allows people to connect face-to-face-to-face via group video chat. In another first, the Hangout will also be broadcast live on the ABC SuperSign in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.
The Hangout is being hosted by Google Play, which boasts the world’s largest collection of ebooks and is home to millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines. Not to mention over 600,000 apps and games.
Fans interested in participating are asked to upload a short video to their own YouTube channel with the #LincolnHangout tag explaining who they are, why they are interested in “Lincoln” and what they would like to ask Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt about the film.
To learn more about the submission process and about how to tune-in to this live Hangout, visit www.lincolnmoviehangout.com.
By Matt Wavish