Joining Day-Lewis in the cast of Lincoln are Sally Field (The Amazing Spider-Man), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black 3), David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), James Spader (Boston Legal), Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen) and Adam Driver (J. Edgar).
"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."
Lincoln will receive a limited North American release this Friday (November 9th) before opening nationwide on November 16th. The film is also scheduled to hit UK cinemas on January 25th, 2013.