The first trailer for Spielberg’s eagerly anticipated Lincoln has been released.

With a script penned by Tony Kushner, the Steven Spielberg directed biographical drama features a cast that includes Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader and Tommy Lee Jones.

Based on the book “Team of Rivals”, Dreamworks have stated that the film “will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.”

Lincoln is due for release in the United States on 9th November. Sadly, us Brits won’t be seeing it until 25th January 2013.

And with that, the run-up to Oscar season has started.

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