Some sneak peeks at the Spielberg Lincoln movie, courtesy of the Onion AV Club’s chief wag, Sean O’Neil:
Our patriotic hysteria over the British invasion of American history aside, we all pretty much agree that Daniel Day-Lewis is going to do a fine job as the star of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, right? We’ll take it from the indistinct murmurs now echoing through the streets of the nation that yes, you’re on board and/or lapsing into dementia. But as further argument that Day-Lewis is taking his usual immersive, Method approach to the role, consider this tweet from Variety’s Jeff Sneider: “Word around town is that Daniel Day-Lewis hasn’t broken his Lincoln accent since March. His real name doesn’t even appear on the call sheet.”
Obviously there’s no elaboration on whether he’s also been eschewing electricity and loudly expressing his paranoid bafflement at modern plumbing at home, but if so, that probably sucks for his kids.
I was excited to hear Daniel Day-Lewis had been cast over Liam Neeson: They’re both good actors but DDL is one of those immersive types who gets under the skin of the characters he plays. If anyone could do justice to Honest Abe, it’d be him. I’m officially excited.