Here's our first look at what Daniel Day-Lewis will look like as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's long awaited Lincoln film, and holy crap! I was excited as hell when I first heard Day-Lewis was cast in the role on Lincoln, there's was no doubt he would bring an incredible performance, but seeing him in this image gives me freakin' goosebumps! I'm completely floored by how much he looks like Lincoln in this picture. He's not even in costume! He's just eating lunch channeling the spirit of Lincoln! It was previously reported that that Day-Lewis “hasn’t broken his Lincoln accent since March” and and that he will have the the "high-pitched tone Lincoln is infamous for."
What do you all think of Day-Lewis' Lincoln look?
Lincoln is being directed by Stephen Spielberg and stars will chronicle Lincoln's efforts to abolish slavery and end the civil war. Joseph Gordon Levitt (Inception) will portray Lincoln's eldest son Robert Todd Lincoln, who was the only one of Abe's children to live past their teen years. Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men) is being tapped to play Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican leader and congressman from Pennsylvania who was vital in helping Abe's efforts to rid slavery. Sally Field is set to play Abe's wife Mary Todd. Jared Harris recently was cast a Union general Ulysses S. Grant. Other actors include David Oyelowo, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, David Costabile, Byron Jennings, Dakin Matthews, Boris McGiver, Gloria Reuben, Jeremy Strong, David Warshofsky and Joseph Cross.
Lincoln began filming in fall in Virginia and is set to be released in late 2012.