Spielberg Brings 'Lincoln' to Obama White House

Spielberg Brings 'Lincoln' to Obama White House

It’s Movie Night at the White House. Tonight’s feature follows a charismatic President who, in the middle of a national crisis, manages to bring people together through hard work, patience and a genuine willingness to listen to both sides of an issue.

In other words, President Barack Obama better be taking notes.

The White House press office announced today that President Barack Obama will be hosting “cast and crew members” from the Steven Spielberg-directed film [“Lincoln”] 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….

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.