Extended 'Lincoln' TV Spot Airs After Presidential Debate (Video)
ABC, CBS and CNN showed the two-minute commercial for Steven Spielberg’s biopic starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the Great Emancipator.
An extended TV spot for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln aired after Wednesday’s presidential debate on ABC, CBS and CNN--and in a happy coincidence for the filmmakers, President Obama invoked the legacy of the 16th president near the evening's close.
The spot draws a direct line from Abraham Lincoln to such important historical figures and events as Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, women’s suffrage, and the end of Apartheid in South Africa.
“Abolishing slavery settles the fate for millions now in bondage, and unborn millions to come,” Daniel Day-Lewis’ Lincoln says. The clip also gives us a look at some marital discord between the president and first lady Mary Todd (Sally Field) and a glimpse of Joseph Gordon-Levitt as their son Robert.
The film from Dreamworks Pictures and 20th Century Fox is slated for wide release Nov. 16.
Watch the video below.
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