The search for the next Abraham Lincoln is upon us. No, we’re not talking about for the long awaited Steven Spielberg biopic (Daniel Day-Lewis got that job), we’re referring to the campy Tim Burton produced horror flick, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. That’s a movie we’d all like to see, right? According to Deadline, several actors are currently testing for the title role in the film including Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, and Josh Lucas.
Brody, Olyphant, and Lucas are the most recognizable out of the Lincoln candidates, which includes a mix of stage and international actors such as Benjamin Walker, James D’Arcy, and Oliver Jackson-Cohen. Out of this bunch, Brody looks the most like Lincoln, but with a little help Lucas could easily pull it off as well. Olyphant might be a stretch and the other guys seem too young, or too awkward for the part. What do you think?
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fictionalized creation of the former U.S President which mixes historical events with fantasy. The book was written by Seth Grahame-Smith, who is known for his ability to blend classic figures and properties with old school horror elements. In the book and the film Lincoln is re-imagined as an axe-throwing, highly trained vampire assassin.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is scheduled to hit theaters on June 22, 2012.
Who do you think should play the role? Who would be the best fit?