Tom Hanks Is the Upcoming Voice of Obama's Campaign

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Tom Hanks narrates an upcoming 17-minute campaign documentary about President Barack Obama's first term.

Obama's campaign released on Monday a trailer for the film set to debut Thursday as it features Hanks' narration and appearances by former President Bill Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden and Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod.

"How do we understand this president and his time in office?" Hanks' voice says. "Do we look at the days' headlines, or do we remember what we as a country have been through?"

The film was directed by Davis Guggenheim, who won an Academy Award for the documentary An Inconvenient Truth.

Hanks most recently narrated HBO's 2010 television miniseries, The Pacific, which brought parent company Time Warner ( TWX) strong revenue a couple years ago due to the success of its video sales and syndication, according to the Financial Times.

Obama's campaign funded this 17-minute documentary, but Guggenheim declined to tell CNN how much he earned for making it.

The campaign will likely disclose the cost of the film when it releases its monthly disclosure to the Federal Election Committee in late March.

Users can watch the full video before Thursday if they submit an email and ZIP code on the campaign Web site.

-- Written by Joe Deaux in New York.

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