Lincoln Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, November 9, 2012 (Limited)

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 stars in it?

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 (Limited release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including Skyfall, Citadel and Nature Calls.
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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