So you want to hangout with LINCOLN? Well now you can…

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…Sort of.

So remember that whole Google+ social network thing? Yes, I know, it just vaguely rings a bell for me too. Well, Google would like you to remind you that it still exists, and have brought in America’s 16th president to do it.

The first footage for Lincoln, the new biopic about the (non-vampire hunting) president by director Steven Spielberg, is going to be shown during a live Google+ Hangout with Spielberg himself and fan favourite actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Lincoln’s son, Robert. Alas, no Daniel Day Lewis, who plays Lincoln himself.

Hit the jump for the press release to find out exactly how you can end up participating in the momentous event.

YOU’RE INVITED TO A GOOGLE PLAY HOSTED HANGOUT WITH DIRECTOR STEVEN SPIELBERG AND JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE “LINCOLN” TRAILER ON SEPTEMBER 13th 

FIRST-TIME-EVER EVENT WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE IN TIMES SQUARE

 

Burbank, CA  (September 4, 2012) – DreamWorks Pictures and Google Play announced today that they will debut the theatrical trailer for “Lincoln” during a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. PT.

The event will also feature a live conversation with Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Robert Todd Lincoln in the highly anticipated film slated for release in November.

The “Lincoln” trailer will be the first film trailer to launch during a Google+ Hangout, which allows people to connect face-to-face-to-face via group video chat. In another first, the Hangout will also be broadcast live on the ABC SuperSign in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

The Hangout is being hosted by Google Play, which boasts the world’s largest collection of ebooks and is home to millions of songs, thousands of movies and TV shows, and a growing selection of magazines. Not to mention over 600,000 apps and games.

Fans interested in participating are asked to upload a short video to their own YouTube channel with the #LincolnHangout tag explaining who they are, why they are interested in “Lincoln” and what they would like to ask Spielberg and Gordon-Levitt about the film.

To learn more about the submission process and about how to tune-in to this live Hangout, visit www.lincolnmoviehangout.com.

The fact that Day-Lewis himself is not involved in this is a slight bummer, as being able to ask the greatest living actor a couple of questions would be amazing. But hey, you can’t exactly complain when your second choice is Spielberg and JGL. So what are you guys waiting for? Go make those videos!

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Last Updated: September 5, 2012

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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