We have already had one film hit theaters this year that dealt with our nation’s 16th President, but you know what, if Snow White can get two films in one year, why not one of the most influential people that ever actually lived? Steven Spielberg’s biopic on Abraham Lincoln, simply titled LINCOLN, has finally got a release date. The film will now hit theaters in a limited capacity on November 9 of this year (in which it will do battle with Daniel Craig’s next outing as James Bond in SKYFALL) and then expand to a full release on November 16 (which will see it going against the final Twilight movie THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 2).
It’s sad really that a movie by one of the best directors of all time concerning a man that literally changed this country for the better will probably come in second behind some sparkling vampires at the box office, but it is what it is. I personally have been waiting for this movie to get a release date as I am sure, without even seeing a trailer, that the combination of Spielberg and Day-Lewis will be nothing short of amazing. Just look at the image above. Daniel Day-Lewis looks simply perfect as Lincoln.
LINCOLN is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley, David Oyelowo and Jared Harris.
SYNOPSIS: Based on the best-selling book “Team of Rivals,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. The screenplay has been written by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Tony Award winner, and Academy Award nominated writer Tony Kushner. The film will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.
LINCOLN is set to hit theaters in a limited capacity on November 9, 2012 before expanding to a full release on November 16, 2012.