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