Fans of Abraham Lincoln, America’s 16th and, arguably, one of her greatest presidents, are in luck. A new teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film, “Lincoln,” has been released. While it’s only 44 seconds in length, the brief video provides a lens into a motion picture that’s likely to pique the interests of movie lovers and history buffs, alike.
The clip opens with Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address. As the voice-over progresses, imagery depicting the Civil War is shown. Then, the camera pans around to a profile of Lincoln’s face. While it’s not much in terms of content, it’s worth watching.
A short description of the film accompanies the clip:
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.
While this is a short, sneak-peak version of the trailer, the official video will be released on September 13, during a special, online event. Spielberg and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt (he plays Lincoln’s oldest son Robert Todd) will appear at a Google+ Hangout, where the full clip will be presented to the public.
Watch the teaser trailer, below: