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Exclusive: Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels' Sees A Great Future For Abe Lincoln

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 15, 2014 at 11:08AM

While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" showed us the president as an already great man striving to do good in a country divided by war and race, the forthcoming Sundance drama "The Better Angels" will look at the events that turned him into one of the most iconic leaders in American history. And under the guidance of producer Terrence Malick, it's sure to be something very special.
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The Better Angels

While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" showed us the president as an already great man striving to do good in a country divided by war and race, the forthcoming Sundance drama "The Better Angels" will look at the events that turned him into one of the most iconic leaders in American history. And under the guidance of producer Terrence Malick, it's sure to be something very special.

Directed by A.J. Edwards  (who worked on "The New World," "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder"), the film is set in the early 1800’s and chronicles three years in the young life of Abraham Lincoln, the tragedy that shaped him and the women who guided him. And in this exclusive clip, we see teacher Mr. Crawford (played by Wes Bentley) share with Abe's mother (Diane Kruger) his view that the young man is already destined for things that will take him far beyond the wilderness of Indiana. It's an interesting tease of the film that looks to be painting a unique portrait of one the country's most beloved presidents.

Co-starring Jason Clarke, Brit Marling and Braydon Denney,"The Better Angels" screens this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. Watch below.

Better Angels

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