The Gettysburg Address (film)
|The Gettysburg Address|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sean Conant|
|Produced by||Sean Conant
Michael C. Hall
|Music by||Luke Richards|
|Edited by||Sean Conant|
|Rising Picture Company|
The Gettysburg Address is an upcoming American documentary film written, directed, and produced by Sean Conant. The film chronicles the evolution of freedom and equality in America and beyond, as told through the story of the Gettysburg Address.
The film features scholars, writers, politicians, dignitaries, conservators, and celebrities. Historians including James M. McPherson, Eric Foner, Harold Holzer, Allen C. Guelzo, David Blight, Drew Gilpin Faust, and Henry Louis Gates examine how Lincoln, with almost no formal education, crafted this eloquent and most famous speech in American history.
The Gettysburg Address also highlights evocations of the speech by political and cultural leaders.
- Jason Alexander as Noah Brooks
- Gary Busey as John C. Calhoun
- Kevin Conway as Daniel Webster
- Maxwell Perry Cotton as Albertus McCreery
- Sam Elliott as Ward Hill Lamon
- Cary Elwes as Captain John P. Jones
- Michael C. Hall as Leonard Swett
- David Morse as Abraham Lincoln
- Dermot Mulroney as Governor Andrew Curtin
- Aidan Quinn as Theodore Parker
- Lois Smith as Elizabeth Crawford
- David Strathairn as Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Matthew Broderick
- George Takei
The soundtrack features an orchestral score by Luke Richards and Civil War era contemporary music performed by President Lincoln's Own Band. The album will be released by Milan Records in Spring 2015.