Abraham Lincoln is returning to the White House tomorrow – Lincoln the movie that is. The White House press office announced today that President Barack Obama will be hosting “cast and crew members” from the Steven Spielberg-directed film for a screening at the Executive Mansion on Thursday evening. DreamWorks had no comment on the screening. However, Deadline has learned that Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios co-Chair and CEO Stacey Snider, producer Kathleen Kennedy, screenwriter Tony Kushner as well as actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones will all be there with the President and First Lady. Day-Lewis plays the 16th President of the United States. Field plays his wife Mary Todd Lincoln, Reuben plays a former slave who is Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker and Jones plays abolitionist Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens. Director Spielberg, who was a big contributor to the Obama reelection campaign this year, has repeatedly said that he delayed the film coming out until after the Presidential election to avoid Lincoln becoming a political football. Lincoln, which is produced by DreamWorks Studios in association with Participant Media and Disney and Fox, opened in limited release on November 9, bringing in $900,000 over the weekend from 11 theatres.
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