Obama will have some company at the sneak peek of the Steven Spielberg-directed flick, which hits theaters nationwide on Friday. Cast and crew members from the movie will be there for the private 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. screening.

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis plays the 16th president in the historical film, which chronicles Lincoln’s final months in office.

Obama has long voiced his admiration for Lincoln, taking the oath of office at his 2008 inauguration using the same Bible that the earlier Illinois native used at his 1861 inauguration.