Just two weeks ago we got a first look at the epic transformation of Daniel Day-Lewis into the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, for Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film Lincoln. Yesterday, the official theatrical poster for the film was released, and I think it looks a little eerie; or that could just be because the resemblance is absolutely phenomenal. But you can see the tension in Daniel Day-Lewis’ face, which is what got to me immediately after seeing it. What do you think?
The synopsis of the film:
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, 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.
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln is produced by Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, with a screenplay by Tony Kushner, based in part on the book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
The DreamWorks Pictures/Twentieth Century Fox film, in association with Participant Media, releases in the US theaters exclusive on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012.