Here's our first look at Daniel Day-Lewis in full costume as Abraham Lincoln on the Richmond, Virginia set of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film Linclon. In a previous image we saw Day-Lewis sporting the Lincoln look while eating lunch, but he was only wearing regular clothes in that image. Watching Day-Lewis lose himself in the roles he plays is always amazing for me to see. Day-Lewis has become Lincoln! What are your thoughts on the image above?
The story is based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin called Team of Rivals, and it 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.