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First Look: Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day Lewis on Lincoln Set

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood December 14, 2011 at 4:06PM

One of the issues for the Oscar campaigners behind Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is that he and his usual crew have been filming "Lincoln" in Richmond, Virginia. Check out this set photo of Spielberg at the State Capitol with Daniel Day- Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln.
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Steven Spielberg with Daniel Day-Lewis on the set of Lincoln.
Courtesy the Richmond Times-Dispatch, photo by Thomas Hoffman Steven Spielberg with Daniel Day-Lewis on the set of Lincoln.

One of the issues for the Oscar campaigners behind Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is that he and his usual crew have been filming "Lincoln" in Richmond, Virginia. Check out this set photo of Spielberg at the State Capitol with Daniel Day- Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln.

Meanwhile, anyone who wants Day-Lewis to consider their project has to sit on their hands until he finishes filming the movie. From the moment he accepts a role until the final day of shooting, he is not to be approached with anything else. His immersion as Lincoln is 100 %. Great beard.

This article is related to: Steven Spielberg, IN THE WORKS, Biopics


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.