Update: Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast in the role of Mary Todd. Read it now!
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is on a roll. Last week several major casting announcements were made regarding the supporting roster, which included the addition of Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper. Now according to Latino Review, another power player has joined the party — Robin McLeavy.
McLeavy is said to play the role of Mary Todd, Lincoln’s main squeeze in the film. The Hollywood Reporter previously announced that McLeavy and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were in talks for the role, and we guess McLeavy won out. In the script Todd is described as “a petite 20 year old brunette.” It seems as if director Timur Bekmambetov is looking to cast novices and up and comers as the primary leads in the film.
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.
What do you think about McLeavy as Mary Todd?