Film and TV

Daniel Day-Lewis As Abe Lincoln: The First Official Image Is Released

Yes, we've all seen the pic of Daniel Day-Lewis in Abe Lincoln drag in various stills from last year's Lincoln shoot, and there was even that picture of the actor at a diner near the set. But today Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first official photo of El DDL as the 16th president, complete with the iconic beard and side-part.

Get ready to see Lincoln drink the South's milkshake this fall. Sorry, I had to do it.

Wait. Is he sitting in his box at Ford's Theatre? Is director Steven Spielberg really going to show Lincoln's assassination in the November film? This is going to be great. Not the shooting of the president, but the inclusion of such a huge historical event.

Spielberg tells EW that the film "is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition," and that it will deal with the abolition of slavery and the last days of the Civil War.

No mention of vampires. At all.

Lincoln is still set for a November 16 release date, just in time for Oscar season, and I previewed the rest of the fall/winter film field earlier today.

Now Mr. Spielberg, where is the trailer?

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Craig Hlavaty
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