'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Eyes Joaquin Phoenix

The actor is a front runner to play Abe Lincoln's mentor in Fox's adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel.
Joaquin Phoenix could star as the mentor in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Joaquin Phoenix could star as the mentor in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Joaquin Phoenix, who last starred in the fauxumentary I'm Still Here, is said to be the top candidate for the role of Abraham Lincoln's vampire-killing mentor in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

We reported last week that Benjamin Walker will portray Abraham Lincoln in this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel. The story follows the 16th President of the United States, who, after learning that his mother really died after a vampire attack, hunts down vampires late at night. Joaquin Phoenix could play Lincoln's mentor, Henry, who trains the President in how to hunt down the vampires. It is also said that Henry is immortal.

The role has reportedly been offered to Joaquin Phoenix, although it isn't clear if he will accept it at this time. Timur Bekmambetov will direct from a script that Seth Grahame-Smith adapted from his own novel.

It isn't clear when production will start on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, although a June 22, 2012 release date has already been set by 20th Century Fox.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter was released June 22nd, 2012 and stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Marton Csokas, Jimmi Simpson, Joseph Mawle. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

Sources: Deadline

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Comments (5)

  1. e_Minor

    Yess..this can actually be pretty bad ass if they dont f***k it up

    4 years agoby @e-minorFlag

  2. mosorwvlad

    Maybe in the future they will make a film about George W. Bush:The Bush Hunter

    4 years agoby @mosorwvladFlag

  3. CUPID

    H'm sounds lame.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. Cripple


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  5. Dan

    I'd be alright with that.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag