First Look: ‘Lincoln” Trailer

September 14, 2012 By:
First Look: ‘Lincoln” Trailer

The sexiest person in Hollywood right now isn’t Ryan Reynolds or Kim Kardashian. It’s a guy that’s been dead over a hundred years…

Following the comedy-action take on the 16th president of the United States in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter comes a new film highlighting the historic icon titled simply Lincoln. A trailer for the new installment promises to give Honest Abe some much-needed respect.

The trailer starts somberly, as soft piano notes touch down on a quite soundtrack…

“We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain,” a voice reads from the Gettysburg Address over recreated sequences of the Civil War.

The first look of Academy Award Winner Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln is from the back of his head pacing in a dimly lit library.

Lincoln follows America’s turmoil during the Union’s victory over the Confederate South that the president found himself in charge of resolving.

An on screen statement from actor David Strathairn, who plays Secretary of State William Seward, summarizes the violent conundrum that – at the time – seemed unsolvable.

“It’s either the Amendment or this Confederate peace,” says Strathairn. “You cannot have both.”

A-list performances cover the other historic figures of the time: Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, and the Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens.

Stephen Spielberg directs the film and Tony Kushner handled the screenplay based on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Lincoln arrives in a theater near you on November 16.