(VIDEO) Save-the-Date Teaser for Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ Trailer

The film focuses on the final months of Abraham Lincoln’s second term as president.

Director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic dropped a teaser on September 10. The 44-second clip drums up anticipation for the unveiling of the full trailer, which is set to debut on September 13, when Spielberg and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt host a Google+ Hangout for the historical film about the country’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

The movie itself is scheduled to be released on November 9.

Produced in part by TakePart’s parent company, Participant Media, Lincoln features Daniel Day-Lewis as the president and Gordon-Levitt as his oldest son, Todd.

The film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the famous 16th president. (Photo: Lincoln)

The film focuses on the president’s “tumultuous” final months in office; according to Participant Media, “Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.”

Excited fans can join Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt in the Google+ Hangout by visiting the site and creating a short video detailing their interest in the film. Google Play will let fans know if they have won a spot for the online video hangout.

The film, out in select theaters on November 9 and expanded release on November 16, also stars Sally Field, David Strathairn, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones.

Have a question for Steven Spielberg or Joseph Gordon-Levitt during the Google+ Hangout on Sept. 13? Let us know in the comments.


Kelly Zhou hails from the Bay Area and is currently a student in Los Angeles. She has written on a variety of topics, predominantly focusing on politics and education. Email Kelly | @kelllyzhou | TakePart.com