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Oscar bait? You bet your ass. Then again, with Steven Spielberg behind the camera, Daniel Day-Lewis in front of it, and Abraham Lincoln as the topic, I don’t suppose there’s any way in you could possibly say any less about “Lincoln”. It definitely looks like it has the makings of a contender come Awards season, even if, well, we all know how it’s going to end. But that’s the trick with epic bio pics, right? Everyone knows how it’s going to end, so the getting there part has to be even more spectacular. Does “Lincoln” succeed? We’ll find out in November.
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.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, and directed by Steven Spielberg.
Freedom reigns November 16, 2012.
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