DeamWorks Pictures has announced that Steven Spielberg's long awaited Lincoln film will get a limited theatrical release on November 9th, and then open up wide on November 16th.
The movie is based on the novel Team of Rivals, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Tony Kushner wrote the script for the film, which will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.
Spielberg previously said that "we’re only focusing in on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln’s life." That it's "not a battlefield movie. There are 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."
The movie has an incredible cast of actors that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, 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.
I've been waiting for this movie for years, and I'm excited that it's actually coming out this year! You can bet we're going to see some Oscar nominations for it.