First on-set photo of Day-Lewis as Lincoln

A first on-set image has arrived from Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln , with Daniel Day-Lewis in full costume as the 16th President of the United States.

We have to admit, Day-Lewis is certainly looking a good fit for old Abe, pulling off that stovepipe hat like the man himself. The beard is of course all his own work, as is to be expected from the actor who refused to leave his wheelchair during the filming of My Left Foot .

The film will follow Lincoln’s time as President, focusing on his role in leading the North to victory during the Confederate war. Expect many a rousing speech from the man who drank your milkshake…

Joining Day-Lewis is a stellar supporting cast including Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Jared Harris, Jackie Earle Haley, Sally Field and James Spader.

Lincoln is pencilled in for a Stateside release in December 2012. By that point we expect Day-Lewis to have completed his method journey by hiring someone to shoot him in the back of the head.

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