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Daniel Day-Lewis transforms into Abraham Lincoln (Picture)

Daniel Day-Lewis spotted in Richmond Va., left, and Abraham Lincoln. Splash News/AP

(CBS) Daniel Day-Lewis is playing Abraham Lincoln in Stephen Spielberg's upcoming film "Lincoln," and a new photo shows how the Oscar-winner has transformed himself into the 16th president.

The "There Will Be Blood" star, 54, was spotted at a restaurant in Richmond, Va., sporting Honest Abe's trademark beard and hairstyle. The film is shooting in the area.

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Richmond native Michael Phillips was able to snap a photo of the actor and tweeted it to his followers. 

The film also stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Hawkes, James Spader and Hal Holbrook. It's due out next year.

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