, a biopic on the 16th president of the United States, has released the first official image of an in-costume Daniel Day-Lewis over at
Considering the film is opening in the US before the year's out, we’re a little surprised that it’s taken this long (and can only presume that a trailer will be following shortly).
That said, the tardy image was worth the wait, with Day-Lewis cutting a commanding figure as Abraham Lincoln.
That wearied slouch acts as a reminder that
will only follow the last four months of the president’s life, as he tries to bring the Civil War to an end, while also abolishing slavery.
It’ll be Day-Lewis’ first stint in front of the camera since 2009’s
, and it’s definitely one of our most anticipated performances of the year. Surely the Best Actor Oscar race is going to be between DDL and
’s Joaquin Phoenix, right?
Check out the image in full below:
also stars Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley and Jared Harris, and opens in the US on 16 November 2012, before arriving in the UK on 25 January 2013.