Watch: Abraham Lincoln's Younger Years in 'The Better Angels' Trailer

September 22, 2014
Source: Apple

The Better Angels

Director Steven Spielberg did a fine job chronicling a small part of the life of Abraham Lincoln, but now comes a completely different kind of film about the childhood years of the 16th president from A.J. Edwards, a longtime protégé of Terrence Malick. The film is based on 19th century interview with Lincoln's family and follows Braydon Denney as the young boy is shaped into the historically famous man he would become. Brit Marling, Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger and Wes Bentley also star in the film, and it looks to be very visceral, and remarkably different from the kind of film you'd expect about Lincoln. Watch!

Here's the teaser trailer for A.J. Edwards' The Better Angels, originally from Apple:

At an isolated log cabin in the harsh wilderness of Indiana circa 1817, the rhythms of love, tragedy, and the daily hardships of life on the developing frontier shaped one of our nation’s greatest heroes: Abraham Lincoln. Using glorious black and white cinematography to conjure an America where the land was raw, The Better Angels sheds new light on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. A.J. Edwards (protégé of Terrence Malick) is at the helm of The Better Angels, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, stars Braydon Denney, Brit Marling, Jason Clarke & Wes Bentley, and hits limited theaters November 7th.

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  • shiboleth
    abraham lincoln is dull and boring subject, so I'll pass...
  • Alex Williams
    Soooo Terrence Malick hired a director and said "YOU HAVE TO SHOOT THIS EXACTLY HOW I WOULD OR ELSE NO MONEY!"
    I could use more Kruger in my life. She is fantastic.
  • Jamie Holmes
    Terrence Malick... He should do audio books. Then he could do all the voice over he wants.




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