Abraham Lincoln’s legacy of ending the Civil War and thus outlawing slavery has marked him as one of the most iconic American presidents and now the subject of a new movie by Dreamworks, Twentieth Century Fox, and Participant Media. Directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Daniel Day Lewis as Honest Abe himself, the historical drama chronicles the president’s last four months of life and political strategizing as he set out to tie up the loose ends after the Civil War to ensure the freedom of slaves.
“Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Spielberg explained.
“Lincoln” will open in a limited release November 9th and nationwide November 16th. For more information on the film, please visit its Facebook page.