Saving Lincoln, a historical drama about the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and Ward Hill Lamon, his bodyguard and close friend, just opened in limited release in New York, Los Angeles, and select cities. Director Salvador Litvak is taking a novel approach to telling the story: he uses actual historical photographs as backdrops in his scenes. Actors, who performed in front of a green screen, were placed in front, providing a unique look.
The film stars Tom Amandes as Abraham Lincoln, Lea Coco as Ward Hill Lamon, Creed Bratton, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Josh Stamberg, with Bruce Davison as William H. Seward and Penelope Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln.
Check out a clip below of the Gettysburg Address scene, followed by a trailer for the film.
The official website for the film is SavingLincoln.com.