[Movies] Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Bob Lincoln in the movie LINCOLN

After his significant role as The Dark Knight's loyal ally, people are surely waiting for a spin off movie of the cape crusader'...



After his significant role as The Dark Knight's loyal ally, people are surely waiting for a spin off movie of the cape crusader's side kick. JGL as known in Hollywood has been in various movie genres such as "500 Days of Summer", "Looper", "Inception", and "A River Runs Through it". Now, he has another notable role in the Academy-award nominated thrilling epic movie, "Lincoln." Being casted alongside other Award-Winning actors headed by Daniel Day0Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

The movie focuses on the last four months of Abraham Lincoln, illuminating the man as a political genius, as an anguished family man and, most of all, as a courageous defender of the United States of America. 

A rich human drama plays out as Lincoln doubles down to end the devastating Civil War not merely by ending the war but by fighting to pass the 13th Amendment, permanently abolishing slavery. It will be an act of true national daring. He will have to call upon all the skill, courage and moral fortitude for which he’ll become legend. He will grapple with the impact of his actions on the world and on those he loves. But what lies in the balance is what always mattered most to Lincoln: to compel the American people, and those in his government of opposite persuasions, to alter course and aim higher, toward a greater good for all mankind. 

In condensing the last four months of Lincoln's life, the filmmakers felt it imperative to expound on the Lincoln marriage as well which was put under further stress by the desire of their oldest son, Robert, to join the Union Army and make his own contribution to the war effort. At 21 and a promising Harvard student, Robert Lincoln didn’t have to go war like so many young men, yet he felt compelled to be part of this historic moment. His parents felt otherwise. Knowing the staggering mortality rate and still reeling from the death of their son Willie, both tried to keep him a civilian in their own ways. 

Portraying the president’s oldest son (and the only Lincoln child to survive to adulthood) is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He tried to place himself into Bob Lincoln’s dilemma. “Being privileged, I think Bob knows he is fortunate—because who wants to fight in this war where so many are dying?” says Gordon-Levitt. “At the same time, because of his circumstances, he’s been taken out of what’s happening in the country. And that’s tough for him because he also really believes in the cause of this war, believes in the rights of human beings, and that makes him want to fight.” 

"Lincoln" opens February 20 in cinemas

Check the latest trailer at here.


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