Lincoln Movie

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Who's Involved:

David Oyelowo, Tommy Lee Jones, Jared Harris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Steven Spielberg, Jackie Earle Haley, David Strathairn, Frank Marshall, Hal Holbrook, Bruce McGill, David Warshofsky, Tim Blake Nelson, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Spader, Kathleen Kennedy, Walton Goggins, Sally Field, John Hawkes, Laurie MacDonald, Joseph Cross, Walter Parkes, Tony Kushner, Paul Webb, Boris McGiver, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

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During President Lincoln's tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.

Lincoln Plot: What's the story?

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.

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Lincoln Cast: Who are the actors?

Film Details & Notes: What do we know about Lincoln?

  1. Based on the biography "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Crew and Production Credits: Who's making Lincoln?

A look at the Lincoln behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Steven Spielberg last directed Schindler's List: Remastered and Ready Player One. The film's writer Paul Webb last wrote Selma and Four Knights.


Kathleen Kennedy
Laurie MacDonald
Frank Marshall
Walter Parkes

Production Timeline: When did the Lincoln come together?

On or about September 28, 2012 • The film was in Completed status.

On or about January 23, 2012 • The film was in Post-Production status.

On or about October 12, 2011 • The film was in Production status.

Shooting in Virginia beginning Oct. 17

On or about May 5, 2011 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Set to shoot in Virginia starting fall 2011

On or about December 8, 2008 • The film was in Pre-Production status.

Lincoln Release Date: When was it released?

Lincoln was released in 2012 on Friday, November 9, 2012 in limited movie theaters. There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Skyfall, Nature Calls and Citadel.
United States
November 9, 2012 Limited
United States
November 16, 2012 Nationwide Expands
November 16, 2012

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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