How do you ensure that the seventeen-minute promotional clip about your candidate’s first term in office feels more like an inspiring movie than a lame commercial? You hire an Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker like Davis Guggenheim to shoot it, you get the most likable actor in Hollywood to provide the narration, and you set the entire thing to an appropriately dramatic, swelling soundtrack.
“How do we understand this president and his time in office?” Tom Hanks asks us in the trailer. “Do we look at the day’s headlines or do we remember what we as a country have been through?” We know! We know the right answer, Mr. Hanks! We remember what we as a country have been through! Look for The Road We’ve Traveled to officially debut online on March 15th.