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Steven Spielberg's Lincoln will hit theaters just in time for Oscar eligibility

Jul. 18, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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Steven Spielberg will have his name in contention, yet again, when his Presidential biopic LINCOLN opens in theaters on November 9th in limited release. It will expand nationwide on November 16th.

The film is based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The screenplay is from award-winner Tony Kushner. Daniel Day Lewis stars as Abraham Lincoln. The film will not be a full life biography of the sixteenth President, but rather revolves around the Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.

The all star cast includes 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. Good lord that is an awesome line-up of acting talent.

The end of 2012 is shaping up to be one of the most crowded for movie-goers in a long time. With DJANGO UNCHAINED, THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, THE GREAT GATSBY, and SKYFALL (which opens the same day as LINCOLN), we fans have a lot to be thankful for.

We have not seen a lot of LINCOLN so far, but with a release date set for less than four months from now, expect a trailer very soon.

Extra Tidbit: Liam Neeson was going to be Lincoln before. I wonder if he would have sent a telegraph to the Confederates explaining his special skills for situations like the Civil War.
Source: Deadline

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12:16AM on 07/19/2012

Extra tidbit

Very funny, +1
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6:32PM on 07/18/2012

Excited...

to hear some news on this film. Seems like this one had little or no info. available.

Also, excited to see it.
to hear some news on this film. Seems like this one had little or no info. available.

Also, excited to see it.
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3:45PM on 07/18/2012
Hopefully it will be better than Warhorse. I'm a Spielberg fan...but Warhorse was pretty boring. Beautifully directed, just boring.
Hopefully it will be better than Warhorse. I'm a Spielberg fan...but Warhorse was pretty boring. Beautifully directed, just boring.
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5:07PM on 07/18/2012
Totally agree with you...
Totally agree with you...
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3:12PM on 07/18/2012
Liam Neeson didnt take part because he only makes lists not speeches
Liam Neeson didnt take part because he only makes lists not speeches
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4:14PM on 07/18/2012
For those that don't get this you need to. You really really need to.
For those that don't get this you need to. You really really need to.
3:09PM on 07/18/2012

Glad to hear it will (finally) be coming out

It's been so long that I've been hearing about this film that it's hard to believe it's finally coming out. I am a little surprised they're releasing it in November. I would have thought a limited release in December before going wide, but given how crowded December is, I'm not too surprised.
It's been so long that I've been hearing about this film that it's hard to believe it's finally coming out. I am a little surprised they're releasing it in November. I would have thought a limited release in December before going wide, but given how crowded December is, I'm not too surprised.
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2:28PM on 07/18/2012

Excited for this...

As a history buff, I'm very excited to see this. I just hope that Spielberg films at least one massive battle scene. Considering the time it takes place, hopefully the fall of Petersburg. How epic would that be? Trailer now please.
As a history buff, I'm very excited to see this. I just hope that Spielberg films at least one massive battle scene. Considering the time it takes place, hopefully the fall of Petersburg. How epic would that be? Trailer now please.
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2:23PM on 07/18/2012

WILL SPIELBERG ...

... mention Lincoln's secret life as vampire hunter? :D
... mention Lincoln's secret life as vampire hunter? :D
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