Curious as to what, exactly, Daniel Day Lewis will look like as our nation’s 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Abraham Lincoln biopic (the cleverly-titled Lincoln)? The first picture from the set has been released and, well, perhaps unsurprisingly, the famously method actor looks a lot like Lincoln.
There is currently no set release date for Lincoln, but we do know that it is set for a “late 2012” release, which will place it squarely in solid Oscar-bait season. And while the film will certainly revolve around Daniel Day Lewis’ performance, Spielberg has assembled quite a cast of luminaries for the flick (via /Film): Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, John Hawkes, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Joseph Cross, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, Jackie Earle Haley and David Oyelowo.
One can only hope that Lewis isn’t being so method that he’s demanding that he be addressed as “Abe Lincoln” backstage, which would be a little weird, but probably not nearly as weird as constantly demanding that people open fire at him inside of Spielberg’s theater where they watch the daily footage. That’s just inappropriate.
What do you think of Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln?