Aussie actress Robin McLeavy ('The Loved Ones') is sitting pretty in negotiations to play the part of Mary Todd (the wife) in the new Seth Grahame-Smith adaption of his popular novel 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. This will mark McLeavy's (below) big American break-through movie so good luck to her. Last week it was announced that 'Mamma Mia's Dominic Cooper could possibly be signed up also to play Abe's mentor and of course the big guy himself will be played by actor Benjamin Walker. 'Wanted's Timur Bekmambetov will direct and produce along with Tim Burton.
"When Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the "milk sickness." Only later did he learn that his mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln's father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln. Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln's life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don't know Abe. Honest."
'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' begins his slay fest in theatres on 22 June 2012 and the shoot kicks off next month.
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