Opening in limited release this week, STEVEN SPIELBERG’S highly anticipated historical epic, LINCOLN, is a stunning look at the last four months in the life of the 16th President of the United States. Highlighting the film are the events surrounding the passage of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery and signaled the end of the Civil War. Directed by STEVEN SPIELBERG from a script by award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER, the LINCOLN cast includes DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, SALLY FIELD, JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT, JOHN HAWKES, WALTER GOGGINS, JACKIE EARL HALEY, JAMES SPADER and TOMMY LEE JONES.
Originally conceived by SPIELBERG as a vehicle for DAY-LEWIS (who dropped out because of a scheduling conflict but then reconsidered), the film will surely by an awards contender. At the recent Beverly Hills press conference to promote the film, DAY-LEWIS talked about taking on the role of The Great Emancipator.