Wow, seriously, wow. Daniel Day Lewis has immersed himself into yet another role, completely transforming into another being. In the past he’s delved into characters like Christy Brown in My Left Foot, Nathaniel Hawkeye in The Last of the Mohicans and as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood and now he is taking on one of America’s most iconic characters, Abraham Lincoln.
According to DreamWorks, the Steven Spielberg directed features entitled Lincoln will focus on the “last four months of the president’s life and the political strategizing he undertook at the close of the Civil War to ensure that slavery would be forever outlawed.” Of the project Spielberg said, “Our movie is really about a working leader who must make tough decisions and get things done in the face of overwhelming opposition.”
The film will open as a limited release on November 9 and expanding to more markets on November 16, 2012. But here is a sneak peek of how Daniel Day Lewis looks as Honest Abe, and yes, it’s pretty amazing.
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