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Studio releases first official ‘Lincoln’ photo

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Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (Photo: David James)

Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln (Photo: David James)

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Entertainment Weekly has published the first “official” picture of actor Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. The movie ‘Lincoln’ was filmed in Richmond last year. It is scheduled to be released in November. 

During filming, a picture of Lewis, looking like Lincoln, was snapped at a Richmond restaurant and caused a brief Internet freak-out.

Director Steven Spielberg told   while the actor looked the part, he did not swear off modern technology during the shoot as some internet reports indicated.

“Daniel was always conscious of his contemporary surroundings,” Spielberg said. “Daniel never went into a fugue state. He did not channel Lincoln. All that stuff is just more about gossip than it is about technique.” Click here to read the entire report.