First Trailer for LINCOLN Will Debut on September 13 During Live Google+ Q&A with Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

     September 4, 2012


The first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated drama Lincoln is set to debut next week, but it won’t be just any old trailer premiere.  The first look at the film will be presented during a live Google+ Hangout Q&A with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, just like Abraham Lincoln would’ve wanted.  Said Hangout will be broadcast live in Times Square.  Everyone’s eager to see Daniel Day-Lewis in action as President Lincoln, so I doubt people can be too upset with the format.  We here at Collider actually participated in a couple of Google+ Hangout interviews previously that worked quite well, so the format could provide some fruitful conversation with Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt (who plays Abraham’s son Robert Todd Lincoln).

Hit the jump to read the full press release regarding the trailer premiere.  The insane cast also includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, David Oyelowo, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, and Jared HarrisLincoln opens on November 16th.

lincoln-movie-posterHere’s the press release:

Burbank, CA  (September 4, 2012) – DreamWorks Pictures and Google Play announced today that they will debut the theatrical trailer for “Lincoln” during a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. PT.

The event will also feature a live conversation with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Robert Todd Lincoln in the highly anticipated film slated for release in November.

The “Lincoln” trailer will be the first film trailer to launch during a Google+ Hangout, which allows people to connect face-to-face-to-face via group video chat. In another first, the Hangout will also be broadcast live on the ABC SuperSign in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

The Hangout is being hosted by Google Play, which boasts the world’s largest collection of ebooks and is home to millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines. Not to mention over 600,000 apps and games.

Fans interested in participating are asked to upload a short video to their own YouTube channel with the #LincolnHangout tag explaining who they are, why they are interested in “Lincoln” and what they would like to ask Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt about the film.

To learn more about the submission process and about how to tune-in to this live Hangout, visit 


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.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln” is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in U.S. theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.

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