First Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

     September 10, 2012


The first teaser trailer for director Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln has been released.  The teaser comes just days ahead of the first full trailer and live Google+ Q&A with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  The teaser gives us our first look at Daniel Day-Lewis in motion, though we only see glimpses of him as the titular President.  There’s also a shot of who appears to be David Oyelowo dressed in Union attire as he turns and walks away from Lincoln.  A narration of the Gettysburg address plays over scenes of Civil War combat, but who is speaking remains unclear for the moment.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, and Jared Harris. Lincoln opens on November 16th.

Check out the teaser trailer below:

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.


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  • Tyler

    Ugh, I would like to give my thoughts on the trailer, but it looks like ill have to give my thoughts on the trailer’s trailer: Hard to tell, becuase it was a trailer for a trailer. At least he looks the part.

  • k0sta

    I’m really loving the atmosphere and look of this film. Granted I’ve only seen 30 second lol but I seriously think this is going to be a fantastic film given the material Spielberg and co. have to work with. Oh, and it has DDL. Lincoln FTW!

  • Grayden

    Um…so is Gordon-Levitt a part of this project, or is he just hanging out with Spielberg for whatever reason?

    Also, I think David is the one reciting the Gettysburg. You see him speaking the words as he turns from Lincoln.

    • Eduardo Victoria

      JGL is playing Lincoln’s son in the film.

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    I was already excited and quite desperate to see the real trailer, so this is just cruel.

  • miller

    That my friends is Daniel Day -Lewis doing the narration.

  • Joshua W.

    Is it just me or does the voice not really sound right? I’m not saying like Banes voice bad but I dont really hear that voice when I think of Lincoln. But look-wise my god he’s perfect!

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  • Mars

    David Oyelowo doing the narration?

  • Ryan

    Please tell me you people are trolling. How can you not realize that it’s David Oyelowo doing the narration?

  • Bb

    No vampires???!!!!

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  • tinypony

    Would be nice to see a glimpse of Lincoln finally making peace with Bella Swan and the Cullens…wait…what….that’s not what Lincoln does? Oh, darn.


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  • HIP OP

    —Found Lewis’s performance stilted.

    Like Sean Penn and Meryl Streep —he’s NOT an actor of depth.

    Like Penn and Streep he DOES deliver astonishing impersonations
    and is able to sustain them through an entire film.

    AGAIN —NO character development, NO revelation, NO depth.

    May not be his fault. franchise slum Hollywood threw over character
    development along with plot development and soundtracks —decades ago. . .

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