Mary Elizabeth Winstead Cast in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Posted 02.18.11 by Ryan
Abraham Lincoln has a wife.
The cast for Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is coming together. Based on the mash-up novel by Seth Grahame-Smith that combined history and the undead, the movie version has already cast its lead with Benjamin Walker, and recently added actors
Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!) and Anthony Mackie (The Hurt Locker) as Lincoln's mentor and best friend, respectively. THR reports that the role of Mary Todd Lincoln has finally been filled by Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Studio 20th Century Fox was reportedly choosing between Winstead and Australian newcomer Robin McLeavy.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set to open on June 22, 2012. Tim Burton is producing the movie, which was scripted by Grahame-Smith. Bekmambetov previously described Vampire Hunter as "a very entertaining, epic history lesson for millions and millions of teenagers", which sounds about right for a movie which sees the former U.S. President battle vampires.