Extended ‘Lincoln’ TV Spot Expected During Presidential Debate

An extended TV spot for director Steven Spielberg’s Oscar bait Lincoln is scheduled to arrive during tonight’s (October 3) presidential debate, according to Deadline. Since the film deals with a former United States President, DreamWorks and Disney made the wise decision to purchase a significant chunk of ad time during the upcoming event. Since over 60 million people are expected to tune in for the first debate, the studios are looking to capitalize on the turn out by throwing out a new promotional clip to the masses.

The two-minute extended TV spot for Lincoln, which should appear during the first commercial break, will reportedly contain previously unseen footage from the forthcoming biopic. Disney will air the aforementioned spot on ABC, CBS, and NBC. If you’re curious to see what the legendary director has in store for audiences this November, be sure to stick around during the commercials.

The official description of the movie is as follows:

“Steven Spielberg directs 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.”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Steven Spielberg has been tapped as a keynote speaker for the ceremony celebrating the 149th anniversary of The Gettysburg Address. The National Park Service explained that the event will begin with a wreath-laying event at the Soldiers’ National Monument, which will be immediately followed by Steven Spielberg’s speech at the Gettysburg Rostrum. Once the director has finished addressing those in attendance, a naturalization ceremony will be held for 16 immigrants who are becoming United States citizens.

Will you watch the extended television spot for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln during tonight’s presidential debate?