"Lincoln" trailer gets its own online premiere

Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" from DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox. David James/Disney/DreamWorks II

Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."
David James/Disney/DreamWorks II

Updated 7:25 PM ET

(CBS News) Movies usually get teased with a trailer and introduced at a  premiere. 

But in the case of Steven Spielberg's upcoming  film  "Lincoln," the full-length trailer received an online premiere Thursday, teased  by a short trailer released  earlier  this week.

Pictures: Daniel Day-Lewis

The trailer premiered during a Google+ hangout with the film's director, Spielberg, and cast member Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

"Lincoln" stars Daniel Day-Lewis and chronicles the last few months of the president's life, as he works to end the Civil War and abolish slavery.

The film also stars Sally Field, David Strathairn , James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones. The screenplay, written by Tony Kushner, is based on the book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

"Lincoln," the film, will open in theaters nationwide on Nov. 16.


  • Camille Mann

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