It was originally rumored that Robin McLeavy (The Loved Ones) would be playing Honest Abe’s love interest in the upcoming 20th Century Fox adaptation of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Well, unless Abe is into incest, that’s just not true.
Deadline is reporting that McLeavy (pictured below) is set to play the role of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The role is brief but sets the tone for the action. It’s her death at the hands of a bloodsucker that hardens young Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) into going to war against the growing scourge of vampires in the 1800s.
Fox is aiming at a June 22nd, 2012, release for the Tim Burton-produced horror adventure based upon Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel of the same name.
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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