“Grab the popcorn, Michelle, the Spielbergs are coming over for movie night!”
Upon returning to the White House tonight after surveying Hurricane Sandy damage in New York, President Obama will host a film screening of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”
According to , the film‘s cast and crew, including Spielberg himself, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Fields, Tommy Lee Jones, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and DreamWorks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider will all be in attendance.
Spielberg was an outspoken supporter during Obama’s re-election campaign, .
Day-Lewis, who stars as President Lincoln in the film, earlier this month.
Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays President Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s latest biopic, will attend Obama’s White House screening of “Lincoln.”
During creenplay writer Tony Kushner noted that the 16th president and current president have a lot in common.
“I feel like I watched the Obama presidency very much through a Lincoln lens,” . “The movie is the movie, but it’s been, I think, extraordinary to watch what I consider to be a great president in action while working on a film about a great president in action.”
“Lincoln” opened Friday in 11 theaters across the country and has already over $1 million. It premieres nationwide November 16.