Yesterday marked the opening day of a new film all about the 16th President of the United States. You know him better as Abraham Lincoln…you know…the guy that’s in each presidential attraction at Walt Disney World and Disneyland?
Well, not quite. What we found interesting about ‘Lincoln’ after watching multiple trailers is that it portrays Lincoln rather differently than what we think of, mainly because we’ve gotten to know the President through his “attraction double”.
This difference plus how Daniel Day-Lewis looks and acts EXACTLY like him in the movie is pushing us to see this non-action packed but from what we hear “clever and sometimes funny” moments. It is directed by Steven Spielberg and is in theaters now.
Here’s the official synopsis –
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 and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
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Did you know Lincoln really was a tenor? Have any of you seen the movie yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.