More people are joining the cast of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. According to Variety, Jimmi Simpson has signed on for a role in the Tim Burton produced horror/historic hybrid. He’ll fight (literally) alongside Benjamin Walker who plays the title role of President Lincoln. More on the film below…
According to the trade, Simpson will play Josh Speed, Lincoln’s personal assistant and close friend. We’re assuming that he’ll fight side by side with the president along with Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper’s characters. Cooper plays Henry Sturgess, a fictional character who teaches the 16th president to kill vampires. He once saved Lincoln’s life when he battled a vampire as a teenager, and the two became fast friends.
Mackie plays Lincoln’s best friend Will, who happens to be at the center of the vampire slayings. And Mary Elizabeth Winstead is also in the cast as Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.
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 of the growing cast of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter?