Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which stars Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States, will focus on the last few months of Lincoln's presidency, as he looked to end the country's brutal Civil War and abolish slavery. As Spielberg told the Orlando Sentinel, "'Lincoln' is not a battlefield movie. There are [Civil War] battles in it, and being in Virginia, we have access to those historic battlefields. It is really a movie about the great work Abraham Lincoln did in the last months of his life"
Day-Lewis? Spielberg? Movie based on history?! You can start filling out your Oscar ballots right about...now.
Check out the full poster for "Lincoln" below.
"Lincoln," starring Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, hits theaters on November 9 in limited release, and opens wide November 16.
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