First ‘Lincoln’ image arrives with one-sheet from DreamWorks


Steven Spielberg’s take on Abraham Lincoln is set to arrive in theaters Nov. 16, yet there has been little promotional material out there for the film starring Academy Award winner Daniel Day Lewis.

Wednesday, though, DreamWorks released its one-sheet for “Lincoln,” and in profile Lewis bears a tremendous similarity to the 16th president. No word yet on when the first trailer will arrive.

The film, according to the studio, will center on the president’s final months in office as he pursues a course designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.


Lewis stars opposite Sally Field as his wife, Mary Todd, David Strathairn as Secretary of State William Seward, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as son Robert Todd, James Spader as political operative WN Bilbo, Hal Holbrook as journalist Francis Preston Blair and Tommy Lee Jones as Congressman Thaddeus Stevens.

Tony Kushner and Paul Webb adapted Doris Kearns Goodwin’s nonfiction book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.”


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