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Spielberg's 'Lincoln' movie poster revealed

Thursday - 8/23/2012, 9:32am  ET

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The recently released poster for the movie ''Lincoln'' shows actor Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. (Courtesy Facebook)

RICHMOND, Va. - The first poster for director Steven Spielberg's movie about Abraham Lincoln that was filmed in Virginia has been revealed.

"Lincoln" is set to open in some theaters Nov. 9 and expand nationally on Nov. 16.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( http://bit.ly/O6Y1oR) that the poster shows actor Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln. It is making the rounds on the Internet.

The film also stars Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Supporting actors include Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader and David Strathairn.

Officials said the production employed more than 400 Virginia crew members and staff as well as about 1,200 actors and extras.

The Virginia Film Office said that the production company spent $32.4 million in the state during filming and the economic impact for the Richmond and Petersburg areas was more than $64 million.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com


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