First official image of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln

For Steven Spielberg’s appropriately titled biopic, Lincoln

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a biopic on the 16th president of the United States, has released the first official image of an in-costume Daniel Day-Lewis over at

Considering the film is opening in the US before the year's out, we’re a little surprised that it’s taken this long (and can only presume that a trailer will be following shortly).

That said, the tardy image was worth the wait, with Day-Lewis cutting a commanding figure as Abraham Lincoln.

That wearied slouch acts as a reminder that Lincoln will only follow the last four months of the president’s life, as he tries to bring the Civil War to an end, while also abolishing slavery.

It’ll be Day-Lewis’ first stint in front of the camera since 2009’s Nine, and it’s definitely one of our most anticipated performances of the year. Surely the Best Actor Oscar race is going to be between DDL and The Master’s Joaquin Phoenix, right?

Check out the image in full below:

Lincoln also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley and Jared Harris, and opens in the US on 16 November 2012, before arriving in the UK on 25 January 2013.

Glad that Liam Neeson dropped out so Day-Lewis could become Spielberg’s Lincoln? Tell us below…


    • Hadouken76

      Aug 7th 2012, 17:50

      Expect it to be over 3 hours long with hundreds of extras, John Williams with stirring violins stuck on autopilot . But fairplay, Day-Lewis does look the part. Neeson wouldn't have fit.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 7th 2012, 17:50

      Lets not waste any time and just give Daniel the Oscar now.

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    • joker16

      Aug 7th 2012, 21:47

      This movie had the potential to be great... until John Williams stepped in.

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    • StevePotter

      Aug 7th 2012, 23:31

      Awww, I love John Williams. Also, who did you expect to do the music? It's Spielberg.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 8th 2012, 17:45

      How can anyone hate John Williams ? that man created the greatest theme tune off all time for Indy.

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    • bencobra

      Aug 8th 2012, 22:42

      This is obviously going to be a superb performance from DDL. However Spielberg has not made a decent movie since Munich. Obviously he made a lot of good ones before that.

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