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Honest Abe is headed back to the White House.
The Disney release, produced by DreamWorks and Fox in association with Participant Media, will screen in the evening after the president returns from New York, where he plans to view the damage from Superstorm Sandy and speak with victims and first responders.
No additional details were provided.
Sources said Spielberg is planning to attend the screening along with stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones and DreamWorks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and producer Kathleen Kennedy.
Disney declined comment.
Spielberg and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg have been big supporters of Obama and his re-election campaign, each donating $1 million to super PAC Priorities USA last month. And Day-Lewis recently mocked Clint Eastwood‘s appearance at the Republican National Convention while accepting an award at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts’ Britannia Awards.
Lincoln centers on the final four months of the 16th president’s life and tells the story of how he abolished slavery. The movie opened Friday in 11 cities to an A CinemaScore and strong reviews. It grossed $900,000 for a pleasing location average of $81,818.
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