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First Picture Of Day-Lewis As Lincoln
A fresh snap from Spielberg's biopic

07 August 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic, Lincoln, and here's the first (official) image to prove it.

Previous pictures that have already hit the web include a photograph hastily taken by an intrepid iPhone owner sharing a restaurant with film's star, as well as the traditional on-set paparazzi shots but this is the newest, clearest, most official photo seen so far.

The film itself is an adaptation of historian Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals, concentrating on the final four months of the 16th US president's life, where he was hunting vampires with an axe at the end of the Civil War and on the point of outlawing slavery for good. 

Day-Lewis stars alongside Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and James Spader in the biopic, with music by you guessed it John Williams.

As for when the world will see him with his trademark top hat which will make him look a little like Sir Kenneth Branagh's Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and not the other way around, American fact fans that remains to be seen.

The United Kingdom will only be able to see Lincoln on January 25, 2013, whereas the United States will see it in all its glory come November 16.


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Posted by a_man_and_his_monkey at 11:56 on 09 August 2012 | Report This Post

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L: drico Ur extremely witty and fresh "former colonies" line is what makes people outside of England believe that they were right about the English being a gang of cunts, which isn't the case. But you, Ali Plumb, aren't winning us over. You're meant to be updating us on a a new film, which looks great by the way, instead of pissing off your non-British readers. ritish or English? nyhoo- Drico, your post was deleted for breaching site rules on abuse. If you want to express concern More

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Ur extremely witty and fresh "former colonies" line is what makes people outside of England believe that they were right about the English being a gang of cunts, which isn't the case. But you, Ali Plumb, aren't winning us over. You're meant to be updating us on a a new film, which looks great by the way, instead of pissing off your non-British readers. More

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