In Honor Of The Presidential Debate, New Extended Lincoln TV Spot Asks For Unity

By Eric EIsenberg 2012-10-03 21:42:38discussion comments
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The first American Presidential debate of 2012 was held tonight, as President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney met on stage at the University of Denver to argue why they should win the election this November. Now the entire country is buzzing about who won the debate, who came off better on television, and how it will affect the polls, and even the movie world is getting political.

During the debates a brand new extended television spot for Steven Spielberg's historical drama Lincoln was aired, and while the usual TV preview is only about 30 seconds, this one logs in at a whopping two minutes. Titled "Unite," you can watch the new ad below.



Partially based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," the film stars Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president as he works to try and keep the country together both during and after the Civil War. The Oscar -winning filmmaker has brought together one of the finest ensemble casts we've ever seen, with Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes Hal Holbrook, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Jared Harris and more playing supporting roles.

Lincoln will be making its world premiere as the closing night film at this year's AFI Fest on November 8th, getting a limited release on November 9th, and will be in theaters nationwide on November 16th. To see the first trailer as well as multiple stills be sure to head over to our Blend Film Database.
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