First Full Trailer and New Images for Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN Starring Daniel Day-Lewis

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We posted the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln earlier this week in anticipation of the full trailer being released during the Google + Q&A.  Now that the full trailer is online, we finally get a chance to hear Daniel Day-Lewis speak as Abraham Lincoln.  If I’m being honest, his choice of tone and inflection is not exactly what I had expected, but who am I to tell Day-Lewis what to do?  There are plenty of scenes in the legislative houses, on the streets and on the battlefield, and they all give a sense of scope and tone to the film, just like Spielberg said it would during the Q&A.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Oyelowo, 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 HarrisLincoln opens on November 16th. [Update: We added 7 new images after the jump]

Check out the full trailer for Lincoln below :

Here’s the synopsis for Lincoln:

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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  • Nate H

    Awesome. It’s so weird – he looks a lot like Lincoln, but I don’t know how to feel about his voice. Obviously, no one alive now has heard Lincoln speak, so no one really knows what he sounds like. I guess it just takes some getting used to because you have an idea in your head about how he sounds. DDL is easily one of the best actors working today and Spielberg is no slouch, so I’m sure it’s going to be pretty good.

  • cloud720

    Where the fuck are the vampires?

    • Strong Enough

      this joke is going to be used so many times ughhhh….. it’s really getting old

  • sloan

    i don’t know about this one. I was sold till that lost shot, jesus, what a cheese wedge he was! Shall we stop this bleeding? I think i’ll take my day lewis as a badass who kills people on bowling lanes

  • Marvellous

    Lincoln is killed by a vampire and Joseph Gordon Levitt takes up his mantle

    The End

  • Alboone

    Wow. Looks stunning. Can’t wait.

  • Buzz

    However good the movie is, Daniel day-Lewis will obviously be as close to the historical Lincoln as is humanly possible. This part is actually a much bigger challenge than his recent roles, as he is playing one of the most endeared and well-known people to have ever lived. He can’t create it like he did Daniel Plainview, and everyone’s own impression of lincoln is being brought to the theatre. It looks great, IMO, and hopefully it’s a return to “excellence” form for Spielberg.

  • murdernexxus

    I met DDL in west TX…he was very nice and i was honored to see him work. by far the best actor alive today.

    • paul tracy

      uh. well. good for you?

      ~ p

    • guy

      “by far the best actor alive today.”

      Oh, I didn’t hear, did Gene Hackman Die?

  • tarek

    I have the cure to fix the mess: let’s dub DDL’s voice with James Earl Jones voice.

    And please, no more Horse War music. It is so boring. ( sorry John Williams, I love your work, but you failed on this one)

  • Ben

    Yeah, that music was disappointing and the trailer was kind of lame. I really hope this isn’t just a love letter to Lincoln, and more of a realistic, non cheesy approach to the man.

    • MJ

      From how Spielberg was talking about this during the hangout, the music & the moments emphasized in this trailer seem out of step with the tone of the movie. The music is just plain out of step with the tone of what’s being discussed. But I feel like if you take that out it doesn’t feel schmaltzy at all. Working on a project that he’s been so passionate about for so long in an effort to counteract the mythmaking of Lincoln, with the writer that adapted Munich for him (his most even-handed & morally complex film), I have faith that the issues are more in the hands of the marketing than with him.

    • Josh

      Speilberg is incapable of directing anything other than a by the numbers cheesy film. It’s a shame a movie like this goes to a director like Speilberg, when we have guys like PT Anderson who would absolutely knock this material out of the park.

      • Jake

        Oy, when the wider world latch onto an auteur director, they get brought into every f’ing discussion. Yes, PTA is clearly the person who comes to mind for this kind of material (he has so much experience making movies about actual figures, or with a huge scope, right? No, that’s not even the kind of material he himself chooses to write), simply because of the presence of Daniel Day Lewis?

        Munich is cheesy? Or by the numbers? Schindler’s List? Hell, even Jaws, AI & Minority Report, etc. He’s an adventure storyteller & crowdpleaser for the most part, but he doesn’t bring that sweet sentiment to his adult-oriented films. Even his sentimental films like ET or Close Encounters are hardly been-there-done-that, even if it’s been aped on so much by others, & yes even by the man himself of late.

      • Ben

        Derp Spielberg is a hack derp I prefer PTA or Aronofsky derp ART derp.

        I love PTA as much as the next guy, but get your head out of your ass.

      • AManWithAKilt

        @ Josh

        You sound like a film student.

      • John

        While I think Spielberg has dropped the ball more times than not in the past 10 to 15 years, I’m getting a little annoyed at all the irrational hate he’s getting from the hipster crowd. OK I get it PTA cool, and is definitely currently a better director in every sense of the concept. But there was a time when I thought the same about Christopher Nolan and he’s let me down almost to the point of categorizing him with James Cameron after that joke of a Batman film which unfortunately came out this past summer. Spielberg has lost his magic, until further notice Christopher Nolan (a man many feel can do no wrong) has also. But to say that it won’t happen to PTA is silly, the man is just human and like ALL artists will do something that will be point blank not good.

        That said, this trailer does rub me the wrong way, but I’m still going to wait until the final film to reserve judgement. It looks well shot at the very least and hopefully the obnoxious John Williams score will be held until the end credits, and DDL’s performance won’t be drowned out by it. But on another not, its increasingly looking like the team is CGI DDL’s face to look more like Lincoln in certain shots, especially in the images above. Am I just seeing things or does it look as apparent to you all as it does to me?

  • MJ

    Most prominent Lincoln historians agree that he most likely had a very high-pitched, nasally voice, quite unlike the booming, deep-voiced interpretations we have heard from most portrayals. So DDL’s voice here is spot-on.

    • TB

      “Most prominent Lincoln historians agree that he most likely had a very high-pitched, nasally voice. . .”

      I know this isn’t Reddit, so I shouldn’t expect this but . . .citation very much needed.

  • sense 11

    That looks amazing

  • SP

    This made me laugh. He looks like Ben Stiller doing his impression of Day Lewis, dressed up like Lincoln. I may enjoy this film, because my expectations are quite low. Spielberg in serious, reverent mode can result in a less than compelling film. I’m sure it will look good, and have good performances. The two things in doubt are the script, and whether or not Steve will add any flare, or just paint by the numbers. I might also cast some doubt on the infallibility of Day Lewis. He’s a good actor, but his performances can be a bit gimmicky, and playing Lincoln definitely provides an opportunity to push a few gimmicky quirks over the top. I guess I’ll find out when it hits DVD.

  • will

    Yeah, I have to admit that Day-Lewis’ Lincoln voice is not what I pictured in my mind’s eye (ear, for that matter). Still, I can’t see any possible way that this movie will suck. Daniel Day-Lewis is the best actor in the world, Spielberg can still direct a good movie, and they’ve got John Williams and an outstanding supporting cast. This trailer looks great. I think we’ve got an Oscar contender here.

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  • Joseph M

    As American political. corporate and foreign policy begins to buckle under the weight of its greed, corruption and bloodlust, I fear it’ll take more than a jingoistic glorified TV movie to make America look and feel good. Recent (and ongoing) protests on American streets – and the way their right to peaceful protest was violently battered down – show that many Americans have woken up to the realities of their government and its predecessors. Spielberg’s old age has seen him descend into sheer military propaganda, from Ryan to Band Of Brothers, to War Horse and even his involvement in the soulless, gung-ho Transformers toy film franchise. I miss the old Spielberg, the one who promoted nothing but the freedom of imagination and who even laughed at the madness of war (1941).
    Many Americans are on the verge of waking-up en-mass to the realities of their nation. Lincoln’s attempts to sedate them back to sleep will be resisted, with the exception of the Academy and those still sleeping and dreaming of the America that never was.

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  • Abe

    Does anyone else scroll on down past the Facebook comments and just read these ones? Somehow it feels wrong reading someones dumb epinion when you can see their ugly mug next to it :D

  • Nate H

    I don’t know about all that – it’s a little harsh considering DDL’s performances have almost all been excellent while Ben Stiller has never been that good and hasn’t made a decent movie in a decade. I also think that it’s a little off-putting because they are actually trying for a more historical Lincoln (albeit without the Kentucky/Illinois accent) and not the Hollywood, “James Earl Jones deep voice” Lincoln that we’re used to. Spielberg is definitely the wild card here (he was great once but hasn’t been for a while). I think it’s worth a look in the theatre’s, though. Spielberg’s proven he’s good at battle sequences, and the crazy ensemble cast is full of proven actors, so if Spielberg doesn’t get in their way it could be just fine.

    • SP

      The crack about Ben Stiller was in reference to an old skit from the Ben Stiller Show, where Stiller does a fairly good Day Lewis impression from Last of the Mohicans, where he is hosting an infomercial selling the Mohiconator 3000 fitness treadmill. The point was, that it looks like Day Lewis in a bunch of make-up, and is a little hard to take seriously. At some point even great actors like Paccino, Nicholson, and DeNiro become parodies of themselves. Gary Oldman is the only guy I can think of, who who has played so many roles and not fallen into that trap. I definitely was not saying Stiller was as good an actor as Lewis.

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  • feces > steve

    please dear lord stop Spielberg from ever directing again.

    • Donovan McLean

      I suppose you can do better, huh?

  • JCRZ88

    I think it looks great, reminds me of Amistad and The Color Purple. I’ve never understood why so many people get mad at Spielberg for making his movies more optomistic as oppose to a darker story. Spielberg believes in the good of people and that normal people can achieve great things, and thats sort of who Lincoln was.

    Also what I took away from the Google Play Premiere was that the film is about how Lincoln balanced family, a war, and a presidency and what sacrifices it takes to be a true leader, and showing the good and the bad. The trailer is not really showing the full complexity and tone of the film.

    Daniel Day Lewis is also very picky about the movies he makes and directors he works with, so I’m confident he would not of put in all that extra hard work and time into something he did not think would be anything short of amazing. Spielberg has made some bad movies, but even his worst films are better than most movies out there today. Really looking forward to it!

  • Sugreev2001

    Spielberg can’t make tour de force movies anymore.This looks like the same cheese-fest that was last years War Horse.I’m a big fan of everyone in the cast,but this looks like obvious Oscar bait.He made Schindler’s List,Saving Private Ryan etc. because he was at the top of his game,didn’t have to prove anything to anyone.

  • Trent_N

    Really hoping this will be NC-17

  • majoos

    Today…our country is bleeding. It is severed in half. We need an Abraham Lincoln to run this country. God help us!!

  • Finn

    Looks like the prequel to ‘The Conspirator’–especially the flashing trailer and set lighting–but ‘The Conspirator’ had better music.

  • Keegan

    Looks fantastic. Probably the front runner for Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars. I was a little hesitant when I heard DDL’s voice in this but I respect that he and Spielberg are aiming for historical accuracy. And when has Day-Lewis ever let us down? My only question is will the Academy Award for Best Actor go to Daniel Day-Lewis or Joaquin Phoenix. Day-Lewis is definitely the safer, more Oscar friendly choice but maybe the Academy feels as though they should let someone have a lucky break for never having a win (i.e. Pacino in Scent of a Woman; Washington in Training Day). I honestly don’t know, we’ll wait and see. (I might add that The Master looks like the film of the year).

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  • TB

    I really don’t want to be a stick in the mud but. . .

    I think that DDL’s voice in this movie will be like Bane’s was for many in DKR–Off-putting and distracting. When the constitution was being read I thought and really hoped it was DDL’s voice; it sounded more or less how I envision (or enhear?) Lincoln’s voice to sound. But then when he actually did start talking, and all I could think of was Grandpa Simpson some how inhabiting DDL’s body and shouting “now” over and over again as he wags his branch of a finger at people. The trailer makes the film seem too close to the way WWII film is shot. I hope it has a different feel overall than what I see here, and that I’m wrong because I really like DDL and the subject matter fascinates me.

  • TB

    I really don\’t want to be a stick in the mud but. . .

    I think that DDL\’s voice in this movie will be like Bane\’s was for many in DKR–Off-putting and distracting. When the constitution was being read I thought and really hoped it was DDL\’s voice; it sounded more or less how I envision (or enhear?) Lincoln\’s voice to sound. But then when he actually did start talking, and all I could think of was Grandpa Simpson some how inhabiting DDL\’s body and shouting \"now\" over and over again as he wags his branch of a finger at people. The trailer makes the film seem too close to the way WWII film is shot. I hope it has a different feel overall than what I see here, and that I\’m wrong because I really like DDL and the subject matter fascinates me.

  • TB

    \"Most prominent Lincoln historians agree that he most likely had a very high-pitched, nasally voice. . .\"

    I know this isn\’t Reddit, so I shouldn\’t expect this but . . .citation very much needed.

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