The first official photograph of Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (attached below) has been released by Entertainment Weekly and "uncanny" is too weak a word.
Directed by someone named Steven Spielberg, Lincoln, focuses on the last four months of the 16th President's life as he attempts to constitutionally abolish slavery and end the American Civil War (so don't expect any vampires, or ninja-fighting, or whatever the hell). The film also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Robert Todd Lincoln, Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, and Jared Harris as Ulysses S. Grant.
Last year an image of a costumed Day-Lewis surfaced via paparazzi, but this is first time we see the actor exactly as he will appear in the film, in character. Look at those pensive-ass eyes. Day-Lewis is famous for his towering performances and could there a more grand character to play than Lincoln? We can't wait for the Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln comes out November 9 (just in time to sweep the Oscars).