Abraham Lincoln is unarguably one of the most beloved American heroes of all time. He is a man whom political leaders still reference and look up to today. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that he is the focus of many novels and movies. Most of these works are pure schlock, rarely living up to the good name of our 16th President. Fortunately, one of the greatest cinematic storytellers of our time, Steven Spielberg, has chosen to tackle a subject that few before him have had the balls to handle. In his biopic Lincoln, he will tell the story that millions of American children have been told in schools across the country, and all signs indicate that this is going to be quite the event.
Spielberg unsurprisingly managed to assemble quite the cast for this film, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. With music from Spielberg’s friend and often choice composer John Williams, the quality of this film is a no doubter. The question for me isn’t necessarily whether or not it will be good, but rather how good will it be? Perhaps it’s too soon to really make a statement like that, but when you’re talking about a proven director like Spielberg with the help of John Williams in the music department, along with several award winning actors, chances are you’ve got something that is going to be special. Check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments below. Lincoln is coming to a theater near you on November 16th, 2012.