If you're like us, your jaw hit the floor when the snapshot of Daniel Day-Lewis sporting his Abraham Lincoln look for Steven Spielberg's next movie arrived online. What was amazing about the photo was that, because he was wearing jeans and a black sweater, it still looked like the 16th President of the United States had time traveled to the 21st century. Naturally the weeks since have been spent waiting to see what the Oscar winning actor looks like dressed in his full period costume and today that gift has finally been delivered

Check out the image below and head over to Richmond Times-Dispatch to see it full size. Who knew that Daniel Day-Lewis could rock a stovepipe hat so effectively? Seriously though, he's really the spitting image of the Civil War president and it will be fascinating to see what he can do with the role. Obviously there's more to it then just looking the part, but knowing how Day-Lewis prepares for each of his roles and recognizing his two Academy Awards, it's hard not to already get excited.

Lincoln, which was written by John Logan, Paul Webb and Tony Kushner and partially based on the partially Doris Kearns Goodwin book Team of Rivals, also stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill, David Strathairn, Joseph Cross, Walton Goggins, Lee Pace, David Costabile, Jackie Earle Haley, David Oyelowo, and Jared Harris. Currently in production, the movie will be distributed by Touchstone Pictures and while it doesn't have an official release date yet it's expected to be in theaters in December 2012.

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