Day-Lewis prepares for Lincoln role
Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis is preparing for his role as Abraham Lincoln by visiting the state where the former president began his political career.
DreamsWorks Studios said Day-Lewis will star in the Steven Spielberg-directed film Lincoln.
The film is based on the book Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, who joined Day-Lewis on his tour in Illinois.
The State Journal-Register reported the actor toured several historic sites on Friday in Springfield, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the Lincoln Home and the Old State Capitol, where Lincoln served as a legislator.
Filming is expected to begin next autumn, and the movie is to be released in late 2012.