‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ adds another with Alan Tudyk but loses Trent Reznor.
The ever growing cast for ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ has expanded by one more. Alan Tudyk, best know for his roles in the tv shows ‘Firefly’ and ‘Dollhouse,’ has joined the cast.
According to Variety, Tudyk will play Stephen A. Douglas, who in real life rivaled Abraham Lincoln in the Senate. In Seth Grahame-Smith‘s book on which the film is based, Douglas is an ally of the Southern vampires, which it turns out are behind the Civil War.
The movie ia fictional take on the life of the 16th president and his on-going battle with vampires. When Lincoln was a nine-years-old, his mother was killed by a vampire and from that moment on, Abe sets out on a path of vengeance and vowed to rid the nation of the blood suckers.
Leading the cast is Benjamin Walker (‘Flags of Our Fathers’) as Abraham Lincoln, while the rest of the cast includes Anthony Mackie (‘The Hurt Locker’), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’), Dominic Cooper (‘Mamma Mia!’), Jimmi Simpson (‘Date Night’) and Australian actress Robin McLeavy (‘The Loved Ones’). McLeavy recently signed on to play Lincoln’s mother. Directing ‘Vampire Hunter’ will be Timur Bekmambetov, with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley producing.
Last week it was reported that Trent Reznor was in talks to score the movie and to pop up in a cameo role, but sadly the musician has said it won’t be happening:
“As it turns out, I won’t be working on (acting or scoring) ALVH after all. There’s no juicy story here, it’s just that when the news mysteriously leaked out about my involvement I hadn’t made up my mind completely, because various aspects of the project were changing. I felt the need to say something earlier this week because my inbox was filling up with speculation, and at that moment I thought I would be doing it. Confused yet? Apparently I am. Bottom line, I wish them the best with the film and I’m sure it will still be great.”