Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Alan Tudyk Join Benjamin Walker for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"
18 Mar 2011
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson star Benjamin Walker, who was previously announced for the title role in the comic horror film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," will have plenty of fellow stage actors to keep him company in the cast.
According to Variety, Alan Tudyk (Spamalot, Prelude to a Kiss, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon") will play Stephen A. Douglas in the film. Anthony Mackie (A Behanding in Spokane, "The Hurt Locker"), Dominic Cooper (The History Boys, "Mamma Mia!"), Jimmi Simpson (The Farnsworth Invention, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Robin McLeavy will complete the cast.
The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov from a screenplay by Seth Grahame-Smith. Bekmambetov will co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Levley.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is scheduled for release June 22, 2012.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.