First Look: Daniel Day-Lewis As Abraham Lincoln
Posted on Tue Aug 7, 2012 12:12 PM PDT

lincoln-daniel-day-lewis-200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The first official still of Daniel Day-Lewis as former President Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Steven Spielberg flick Lincoln has been released, and the Oscar winner bears an uncanny resemblance to the 16th president of the United States of America.

“Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition,” Steven told Entertainment Weekly, who posted the photo today.

“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” he added. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.”

Among the other central characters are David Strathairn, as Lincoln’s Secretary of State, William Seward; Lincoln’s sons, Tad (Dark Shadows‘ Gulliver McGrath) and Robert (Joseph Gordon-Levitt); his wife Mary Todd Lincoln (Sally Field); and Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones), a "radical member of Lincoln’s own party,” according to Spielberg.

Lincoln is set to hit theaters on November 9.

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