More casting news coming in for the feature film adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Finally Abe has a partner in crime. Though is it a crime to kill vamps? Nah, screw them and their pointy teeth!
According to Variety Jimmi Simpson (Knights of Badassdom, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”; pictured right) has rounded out the cast that as of now features Ben Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elisabeth Winstead.
Timur Bekmambetov will direct from Seth Grahame-Smith’s adaptation of his own novel. Tim Burton and Jim Lemley will produce. Fox is aiming at a June 22nd, 2012, release.
When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln.
Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln’s life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don’t know Abe. Honest.
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