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Daniel Day-Lewis Looks Mournful In First One-Sheet For Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

by Oliver Lyttelton
August 22, 2012 11:11 AM
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With only a little more than two months before release, all we've seen of Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is one official image. Is it a matter of confidence? A knowledge that people are going to want to see a biopic of the legendary President, directed by America's favorite filmmaker, and starring one of the most lauded actors of the last few decades, regardless of what the promotional material looks like? Is it an attempt to not be seen as the Oscar front-runner too far in advance? Or is something else going on? 

Either way, it looks like the floodgates may be opening, as Disney and DreamWorks have emailed over the film's official one-sheet. And... well, it's a picture of Daniel Day-Lewis, look stern, as Lincoln. In black and white. What were you expecting, Saul Bass? It certainly backs up hints that the film will be a sober, unsensational biopic of the president, but normally trailers follow on pretty soon from posters, so we may be finding out for sure sooner rather than later. "Lincoln" goes into limited release on November 9th, before going wider a week later. Check the poster out below.

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  • ben sm | August 22, 2012 9:24 PMReply

    If Day-Lewis wins, he'll set the record for most Best Actor wins of all time. I just don't know if I see the Academy doing that, even if it is a Great Performance.

  • kris | August 22, 2012 11:28 AMReply

    daniel day-lewis vs. joaquin phoenix for best actor!

  • Sean | August 22, 2012 8:53 PM

    I AGREE! It looks really close too. I'm calling DDL, however I feel like they may go w/ Joaquin b/c he has not won (if Im not mistaken). Oh, I dunno, cuz on the otherhand I feel as the Academy will "identify" or "like more" DDL & the whole Abe Lincoln story. Who knows lol

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