DreamWorks has released the first poster for Steven Spielberg's new movie Lincoln featuring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, and holy crap he looks amazing! It's crazy how much he looks like Lincoln! I also have no doubt that his performance is going to be incredible. I haven't seen any footage yet, but knowing Day-Lewis he's probably going to end up winning the best actor award at the Oscars.
The movie is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come. The story is based in part on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The movie also stars Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones. Lincoln will get a limited release on November 9th, 2012, with expansion on November 16th.
I've been waiting for this movie since it was first announced years ago, and I can't wait to finally see it!