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"Lincoln," the historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the former president, will have its world premiere on the closing night of the American Film Institute's AFI Fest, the institute said Friday. The "Lincoln" premiere will take place Thurs., Nov. 8. "Lincoln" will open in U.S. theaters on November 9, 2012, with expansion on November 16, 2012. Also read: "Lincoln" Trailer Shows Civil War Clashes The DreamWorks/Twentieth Century Fox film, which follows Lincoln's final tumultuous months in office, also stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Jackie Earle Haley, »

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