Abraham Lincoln had a big year in 2012, especially for someone who has been dead for 150 years. If you didn't get enough of Honest Abe in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the Oscar-nominated Lincoln, then Saving Lincoln might be right up your alley. Instead of focusing on vampire hunting and Lincoln's quest to free the slaves, Saving Lincoln puts a new spin on the historical figure. Tom Amandes stars as America's 16th President, with Lea Coco portraying U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon, who prevented several assassination attempts during the Civil War. I wonder where this Ward Hill Lamon guy was during that night at Ford's Theater, though. Take a look at the first footage from director Salvador Litvak's intriguing drama.
The almost entirely true story of Abraham Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War.