Studio Testing Actors To Play 'Abe' In 'Vampire Hunter'
Reported by Outsiders - 11:40 AM 2011.01.14
Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox, Timur Bekmambetov, Tim Burton, and Jim Lemley have a list of actors who'll be testing for the role of young Abe Lincoln for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter': Benjamin Walker, James D'Arcy, Adrien Brody, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, and Josh Lucas.
The film is a 3D re-imagining of Lincoln's life that depicts the 16th president as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires, an obsession of his since those bloodsuckers supposedly took the life of his mother. Taking revenge, Lincoln wreaks havoc on the vampires and their slave-owning protectors.
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' is based on the novel and script from Seth Grahame-Smith and the studio have set a June 22, 2012 release for the film.