Anthony Mackie Joins Benjamin Walker In ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’by Wilson Morales
February 10, 2010
Anthony Mackie, who will next appear with Matt Damon in the sci-fi film ‘The Adjustment Bureau,’ is close to joining Benjamin Walker in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.’
Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the script is wriiten by Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the novel on which the film is based, stated Variety.
Grahame-Smith’s novel re-imagines Lincoln’s life as an axe-throwing, skilled killer of bloodsuckers, an obsession that dates back to the death of his mother as the hands of vampires. Lincoln vents his wrath on the vampires and their slave-owning protectors.
Walker will play Lincoln, while Mackie will play the role of Will, Lincoln’s best friend.
Dominic Cooper is also in final negotiations to play ‘Henry.’
Both Mackie and Walker are also theater actors having done ‘A Behanding in Spokane’ and ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ respectively.