Lincoln Will Premiere Monday at the New York Film Festival

"LINCOLN" Daniel Day-Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln" Photo: DreamWorks

Lincoln will surprise the New York Film Festival with a heretofore unannounced premiere on Monday, October 8. The festival debuted Martin Scorsese's Hugo out of nowhere in 2011. "It’s a showy way to put a film in the Oscar conversation," Deadline writes, adding that DreamWorks hasn't confirmed it, but that it's happening. Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis will also do a Q&A after a screening on Wednesday at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13.