Abraham Lincoln already graced our nation’s screens this summer in the fictional form of Vampire Hunter.
Unfortunately, the film didn’t take off at the box office in spite of the success of the book. However, a new, more serious look at the former president is slated to hit movie theaters this November, courtesy of Steven Spielberg.
According to MTV, Lincoln will have an exclusive release on the 9th, and then receive a wide release November 16.
Daniel-Day Lewis is playing Lincoln, which is reasons 1, 2, and 3 I’m dying to see this movie. Also one of the most brilliant writers alive, Tony Kushner (Angels in America), penned the screenplay.
Along with Day-Lewis, the film also stars Sally Field as Lincoln’s wife, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his son, and Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens. Essentially, the film is an adaptation of the book Team of Rivals, written by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and the story focuses on the Civil War years 1861-1865.
As Entertainment Weekly points out, Lincoln’s not only coming out hot on the heels of the presidential election, but it’s also got stiff competition at the box-office as well. On November 9 we’ve got the next James Bond flick, Skyfall, and on November 16, Honest Abe’s going up against the next Twilight movie.
Frankly, the price of admission to Spielberg’s Lincoln can probably be justified simply by the appearance of Daniel Day-Lewis – arguably one of the top living actors on the current Hollywood scene.