Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln will soon be entering US theatres in a limited engagement this Friday, and following a strong debut at NYFF, the film is promising to be one of the best of the year, almost certainly heading for the Oscars come February.

Daniel Day-Lewis takes the lead as the eponymous American President, with an all-star supporting cast, and now The Guardian have debuted a powerful new UK trailer ahead of its release on our shores in the New Year.

“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 alongside the presidential lead will be Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, Jackie Earle Haley, James Spader, Lee Pace, David Oyelowo, and David Straithairn.

Spielberg is directing from a script by the Oscar-nominated Tony Kushner (Munich), who adapts the original book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Lincoln will be opening in limited theatres in the US this Friday, 9th November, before opening wide a week later on 16th November. Here in the UK, we’ve slightly longer to wait, with the release set for 25th January, but it certainly looks like it will be more than worth the wait. Here’s the great new trailer in case you need any persuading. Enjoy.

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