More Cast Added to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Posted 02.15.11 by Ryan
With Broadway actor Benjamin Walker recently grabbing the title role in director Timur Bekmambetov's (Wanted) adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, author Seth Grahame-Smith's (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) novel mash-up of history of vampire fiction, more of the cast is slowly being revealed.
Last week, Deadline reported Dominic Cooper, who can be seen playing the young Howard Stark in the upcoming Captain America: First Avenger, won the role of Henry Sturges, Lincoln's mentor in the way of killing vampires. The role was originally offered to Joaquin Phoenix, but will go to Cooper instead.
The Deadline report also states Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) has been cast in the movie, and will play Lincoln's best friend and fellow vampire slayer, Will.
Another role up for grabs is that of Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife. THR reported last week that both Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Australian newcomer Robin McLeavy were in contention for the role, with Latino Review recently reporting that McLeavy had won the role. However, Next Movie sent a message to The Playlist via Twitter that McLeavy's casting was far from official.
Robin McLeavy's rep tells us she hasn't been offered the Mary Todd part but is still in the mix.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set to open on June 22, 2012. Tim Burton will produce the movie, which should begin production soon.