Obama to host Spielberg's 'Lincoln' screening at White House

Los Angeles: President Barack Obama has invited director Steven Spielberg to screen his latest film 'Lincoln' at the White House.

The film, starring Oscar-winner Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln, centres on the final four months of the 16th president's life and tells the story of how he abolished slavery, the Hollywood Reporter said.

The White House said that President Obama will host the cast and crew of Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln today.

No additional details were provided but sources said Spielberg is planning to attend the screening along with stars Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Gloria Reuben and Tommy Lee Jones along with DreamWorks co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider and producer Kathleen Kennedy.

Spielberg and DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg have been big supporters of Obama and his re-election campaign, each donating USD 1 million to super PAC Priorities USA last month.