First Look: Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln from Spielberg's New Movie
by Alex Billington
November 30, 2011
Spielberg is on a roll, finishing up War Horse and Tintin for release, and already in production on his next film Lincoln. While I'm excited for War Horse, Lincoln already has me just as excited, mostly to see how Daniel Day-Lewis will play our 16th President, since we know he's a full-on method actor. I saw a tweet the other day mention that apparently Day-Lewis hasn't broken his accent since March, or something to that effect. I've been waiting for a first look and here we are - this should instantly make you go "whoa!" A photo is making the rounds (via Richmond/SlashFilm) of Day-Lewis out dining with the full-on beard. Awesome.
Here's the photo snapped in Richmond, Virginia, where Lincoln is currently shooting. A tweet to us adds: "We should see a lot this week, they have turned the state Capitol into the White House and it looks great."
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which is currently shooting already, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the last four months of his life, guiding the North to victory during the Civil War. The cast includes Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson and David Oyelowo. The film has a screenplay most recently by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich). It's expected to get a late 2012 debut after the elections, but for the moment is filming in Virginia. Looking forward to seeing more, expect this to be another Spielberg epic.