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

07.18.2012

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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