FIRST LOOK

First Official Photo: Daniel Day-Lewis as Abe in Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

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August 7, 2012
Source: EW.com

Lincoln

Four score and seven years ago (not really) we got our very first look at Daniel Day-Lewis in character as our 16th President Abraham Lincoln, but it was only a paparazzi shot. EW.com has finally unveiled an actual first look photo of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis along with an outstanding supporting cast, with Sally Field as Mary Todd, Gulliver McGrath and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his sons Tad and Robert, and David Strathairn as his Secretary of State. This first look side-shot of Day-Lewis isn't the most revealing, but it is finally our first look, meaning hopefully a trailer is coming soon. See in full below!

"Lincoln had a very, very complicated—and at the same time, extremely clear—inner life," Spielberg states.

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of 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 by Oscar nominee Tony Kushner (Angels in America, Munich), based on many books about Lincoln's life. Disney, releasing the DreamWorks production, will debut Lincoln in limited theaters starting on November 9th, expanding wide on the 16th.

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Reader Feedback - 27 Comments

1

This Fall/Winter is looking really good. Although, November and still no trailer?

David Balderdash on Aug 7, 2012

2

I'm expecting to see it, if not by the end of this week, in the next two weeks.

Alex Billington on Aug 7, 2012

3

I doubt it. They are going to need to do reshoots and probably delay the film. We can no longer have an ending where someone gets shot in a theater, movie or otherwise.

racquetman on Aug 7, 2012

4

I doubt it, the studio controls most directors but not a man like Spielberg

Hazedmind on Aug 7, 2012

5

It was a joke and a poke at the sad level of political correctness we have reached in this country. Obviously the ending to this film can't be changed. However, if you think studios don't control EVERY director to some extent then you're out of touch with reality. As long as they are writing the checks, EVERY director will have to deal with their meddling.

racquetman on Aug 7, 2012

6

Spielberg wrote his own check for this film much like all his others, the studios can't say shit

HazedMind on Aug 7, 2012

7

I guess on the internet you can make anything up you want and someone will believe you. The movie is co-financed by Dreamworks and FOX. Dreamworks is being partially financed by Reliance Entertainment. It took a whopping 2 minutes of research to find this out. "Spielberg wrote his own check . . ." Hahahaha. You're pretty funny!

racquetman on Aug 7, 2012

8

What ever man, Spielberg is producing it and is one of quite a few directors who has final cut on his films, a film made by Spielberg, just like a film made by Tarantino or Scorsese is going to be released exactly how they want it to be released thats a god damn fact

Hazedmind on Aug 7, 2012

9

I can believe that guy as a vampire hunter....

Micah Wilkins on Aug 7, 2012

10

haha! Great joke l

Avi Smulders on Aug 7, 2012

11

But if he did, DDL would fight real vampires for six months to prepare for the role.

rennmaxbeta on Aug 7, 2012

12

Fantastic.

Sal on Aug 7, 2012

13

Abe Lincoln drinks your Milkshake

bRado1 on Aug 7, 2012

14

Ha, good one....now I wanna go watch TWBB

Cody W on Aug 7, 2012

15

Yeah, it's easy to quote him in that, cause quoting anything from Gangs of New York makes you sound like a violent racist.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 7, 2012

16

Very excited for this

hawk99 on Aug 7, 2012

17

Daniel day Lewis is always top notch so this movie will be also great!

Avi Smulders on Aug 7, 2012

18

Daniel Day-Lewis is sickeningly good at everything.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 7, 2012

19

nah the guy is absolutely awful at badminton

DoomCanoe on Aug 7, 2012

20

I think everyone is pretty awful at badminton. It's tennis meets volleyball, minus the scandalous clothing and highly sexual grunts.

Triangle Dimes on Aug 7, 2012

21

And the Oscar goes to Daniel Day-Lewis

Andrew on Aug 7, 2012

22

So, he's in a theater right?

bltzie on Aug 7, 2012

23

He even grew a full 5 inch's for the part...what a method actor!

Trey on Aug 7, 2012

24

My word, I look forward to the trailer, love DDL.

tzarinna on Aug 7, 2012

25

Daniel Day-Lewis deserves to get his face on a new bank note.

rennmaxbeta on Aug 7, 2012

26

Wow I cannot wait.

Jim K on Aug 8, 2012

27

im pretty sure dainel day lewis was the charecter in gangs of new york that threw a knife at a poster of abe lincoln. Ironic.

southlander on Sep 6, 2012

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