It feels like four score and seven years ago since the last time anything has surfaced from Steven Spielberg’s upcoming biopic adaptation Lincoln. With the first images of star Daniel Day-Lewis surfacing as the titular President late last year, the only thing 2012 has given us so far on the film is a release date. No trailer has yet made rounds on the internet to start hype for this possible awards-contender, but today that may all change. The first official photo of Day-Lewis as his characters has finally hit, and with it comes the likelihood that a trailer is not too far behind.
Lincoln ”will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.” Director Spielberg says “what permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment – that story I’m excited to tell.” Spielberg plans to show “Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books…arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world.”
Click on the photo below for a larger look (via EW):
Starring Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, John Hawkes, Michael Stuhlbarg, David Strathairn, Walton Goggins, David Oyelowo, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, Jackie Earle Haley, Lee Pace, and Jared Harris, the film hits limited release on November 9th. It then expands nationwide to theaters on November 16th.