Last week saw the rather impressive first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, his biopic that could well be heading to the Oscars in a few months’ time. Daniel Day-Lewis leads an all-star cast, and after getting an excellent first look at the film, we’ve now got a handful of new images of Day-Lewis and his co-stars.
Starring alongside the presidential lead will be Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, Jackie Earle Haley, James Spader, Lee Pace, David Oyelowo, and David Straithairn.
“Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.”
Spielberg is directing from a script by the Oscar-nominated Tony Kushner (Munich), who adapts the original book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Lincoln will open in a limited release on 9th November in the US, before going wide on 16th November, and will then head to our shores slightly later for a 25th January, 2013 release, ten days after the Oscar nominations are announced. For now, here is the handful of new images, which you can click to enlarge.