Currently playing in theaters and earning rave reviews is director Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln, which stars Academy Award-winner Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President. The film was written by Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's book "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln," and is already a front runner in this year's Oscar race. In addition to Lewis, the film features an amazing cast that includes Oscar-winner Sally Field (The Amazing Spider-Man), Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black 3), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Looper), David Strathaim (The Bourne Legacy), James Spader (Secretary), Hal Holbrook (Water for Elephants), John Hawkes (The Sessions), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), Tim Blake Nelson (The Incredible Hulk), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lee Pace (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2), Gloria Rubens (Timecop), David Oyelowo (Middle of Nowhere), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen), Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), and Walton Goggins (Cowboys and Aliens).
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Steven Spielberg's long-time Production Designer Rick Carter, and Costume Designer Joanna Johnston about their work on Lincoln. The two Department Heads discussed the acclaimed film, how long they have both been working on the movie, their extensive research, working with Daniel Day Lewis and his impressive performance, shooting on the actual battle fields where the Civil War took place, recreating the war scenes, creating the authentic costumes, and Spielberg's passion for this project.
To watch our exclusive interview with Production Designer Rick Carter and Costume Designer Joanna Johnston about Lincoln, please click on the video player above.
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president (Lewis) struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.
Lincoln is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
To read our exclusive interview with James Spader about Lincoln, please click here.