As expected, the full trailer for Steven Spielberg’s historical new epic has arrived, and you can watch it right here! I am happy to admit to being pretty excited about this one, however I can’t help but feel a little flat after watching the trailer. It was good, but lacked any real bite: it didn’t grab me in the way I hoped it would. The one thing that you will get from this trailer though, is witnessing yet another performance by Daniel Day Lewis proving him to be one of the finest actors in the world today. Fingers crossed then that Lincoln delivers much better than the trailer does.
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.
By Matt Wavish