Report: Spielberg's 'Lincoln' to show at New York Film Festival

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Attendees of the New York Film Festival, which started Sept. 28 and runs through Oct. 14, may very well get an early look at Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated presidential biopic Lincoln next Monday, reports Deadline Hollywood.

A spokesperson for Walt Disney Studios tells EW the studio neither confirms nor denies Lincoln showing at the NY fest. Sources say, however, that if the movie DID show, it would be an early, unfinished version. The American Film Institute already confirmed last month that the ambitious biopic, starring stately Daniel Day-Lewis as bearded, stately 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, would have its official world premiere at the closing night gala of AFI Fest 2012 on Nov. 8. Calls to the New York Film Festival were not immediately returned.

A strategically timed new trailer for Lincoln debuted just after Wednesday night’s first presidential debate between Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, ramping up enthusiasm for the political flick. The movie opens nationwide Nov. 16.

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