WootBot


quality posts: 15 Private Messages WootBot

Staff

Daniel Day Lewis will probably win the Oscar for his portrayal of our country's 16th (and arguably greatest) president in Steven Speilberg's Lincoln. If he does, it'll be his 3rd. So, you might be wondering, what's next for the renowned actor? Well, wonder no longer! We here at Woot worked our connections and found out! Here's the inside scoop on a few upcoming films featuring the one and only DDL:

Edison: a film chronicling the invention of the first lightbulb. Daniel Day Lewis is double-cast as both Edison and the lightbulb itself. Word from the set is that twice now Day Lewis has blinded himself with the power of his own glow. Also, it's a musical.

Gogh: a biopic on the painter Vincent Van Gogh. John Malkovich plays Van Gogh. Daniel Day Lewis plays Van Gogh's ear. When asked how the two were working together, Malkovich said, "Daniel doesn't like me to refer to him as Daniel, or even acknowledge he's another person. He is my ear. He is part of me. Until that one scene where we get separated, at least." 

1549: the awe-inspiring story of how Pilot Chesley B. Sullenberger crash-landed US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson River without any casualties. Daniel Day Lewis plays the part of the jet. In preparation for the role, he has been living in a hangar eating a steady diet of Canadian geese. Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays the role of the pilot, told reporters that he's witnessed Day Lewis achieve flight independently at least twice.

Frost: Daniel Day Lewis as Robert Frost in present day, buried in the Bennington Cemetery in Bennington, Vermont. Despite the film consisting entirely of one wide shot of Frost's gravestone, director Gus Van Sant says that he cannot bring himself to cut it any shorter than 3 hours and 7 minutes, because "[Day Lewis's] performance is just too powerful. Like, you can feel his energy rising up through the dirt. It's really amazing." 

What historical figure or literary character would you like to see Daniel Day Lewis play? Let us know in the comments!

Photo by flickr user chloe004 used under a Creative Commons License.

rkarro


quality posts: 0 Private Messages rkarro

Seems to me he should follow up Lincoln with Washington. He could play the part of the Cherry tree, or maybe even the ax.

Bione


quality posts: 28 Private Messages Bione

Chuck Norris
Day Lewis bulks up his muscles and his facial hair to strike fear into the hearts of evil-doers whilst also striking the ballots of Oscar voters everywhere. We hear that even Chuck himself thinks the performance is "Ok."

Julius Caesar
Finally explaining why his Mom couldn't bear to give birth to the little tyke without a serious operation, Day-Lewis revels in another "break-out" performance.

L. Skywalker
About 40 years after first defeating the empire, Day-Lewis will remind us that this is one dog who has not yet had his day. Spoiler alert: Day-Lewis will also play Luke's twin sister, Leia; even the cast and crew thought that Carrie Fisher was back to reprise her original role.

Dustin Hoffman
Playing against type, the ultimate method actor will play the other ultimate method actor in what is sure to become a very confusing re-mix of all of Hoffman-Lewis-Day's greatest hits. Your head should be hurting just thinking about it, but not enough to put you off actually going to see the movie.

Moueska


quality posts: 54 Private Messages Moueska

... I'd go see DDL in "Edison".

Let me know when they release the soundtrack and libretto. ;)

norin731


quality posts: 1 Private Messages norin731

DDL as Charles Nelson Reilley's iconic glasses. A must see movie.

justanotherwooter


quality posts: 1 Private Messages justanotherwooter

A well-known gossip site says that DDL will begin filming "Candleabra" with him having the title role as soon as they find someone to play Liberace.

lipophilia


quality posts: 11 Private Messages lipophilia

This article in the New Yorker about DDL's Holiday visits home is a riot!!
http://m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2012/12/christmas-eve-with-daniel-day-lewis.html#entry-more

shubhox


quality posts: 0 Private Messages shubhox

Edison!