Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, an image of Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln has emerged. The film (aptly titled "Lincoln") is being directed by Steven Spielberg with a script courtesy of Tony Kushner ("Munich," "Angels In America"). The method actor was last seen in the box-office disaster "Nine," a musical adaptation of Fellini's "8 1/2."
Day-Lewis is perhaps best known for his performance in "There Will Be Blood" for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor back in 2007. He also won Best Actor in 1990 for "My Left Foot." He was also nominated twice more, for "Gangs of New York," in 2002 and for "In The Name of The Father" in 1993.
This summer's previous Lincoln-inspired story involved the sixteenth President of the United States taking on vampires. This new entry, while assuredly less-exciting, will be a bit more faithful to the mythos of the president. The resemblance is certainly striking, with Day-Lewis being a bit of chameleon in his various on-screen roles.
"Lincoln" tells the vampire-free story of the president as he guides the United States to glory during the Civil War. It is based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, and also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The film is slated to be released on Nov. 16 , just in time for awards season.