During its US preview screenings, Spielberg’s Lincoln has been getting pretty good reviews, and while we in the UK have to wait until January 25th, 2013 to see it, a new trailer has arrived giving us a look at the film’s scope and intricate production design. Personally we reckon it’ll be worth watching just for Tommy Le Jones’ lovely wig.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘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.
‘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 UK cinemas on January 25th, 2013.’