November 15, 2012
Obama to host 'Lincoln' screening

Director of the movie Steven Spielberg (R) and cast member Daniel Day-Lewis pose at the premiere of "Lincoln" during the AFI Fest 2012 at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 8, 2012. The movie opens in the U.S. on November 16. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

The star-studded cast of Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ will attend a special screening of the new presidential drama at the White House on Thursday.

Newly re-elected American leader Barack Obama will host the event for directing legend Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the film.

Sally Field, who portrays Lincoln's wife Mary, and other cast members including Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones will also attend.

The movie is already tipped to be a contender at next year's Academy Awards.