The new Steven Spielberg biopic focusing on the 16th President will not encompass the entire life of America’s famed president; instead it would follow the last four months of his life. Now we’ve got our first official photo of the actor as the president.
Daniel Day-Lewis looks stoic and deep in thought, just as you imagine any president would be in times of a crisis. After all, the last four months of Lincoln’s life were spent trying to find a way to end slavery and bring the Civil War to a halt.
Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay for the film, which is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals. Lincoln stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, John Hawkes, Walton Goggins, Hal Holbrook, Tim Blake Nelson, and David Oyelowo and is scheduled to open in theaters on November 9th.
Spielberg spoke with EW (which has the exclusive on the Lincoln image) about the famous politician:
“Lincoln had a very, very complicated – and at the same time, extremely clear — inner life. He thought things out. He talked things out. He argued both sides of every issue. And he was very careful in making any decision. As a matter of fact, his opponents and his enemies criticized him often for being impossibly slow to a decision.”
The new photo comes courtesy from the people over at Entertainment Weekly.