Director Timur Bekmambetov has added two more to the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper in talks to join the project.
Anthony Mackie joins the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Anthony Mackie has landed the part of Will, the best friend of Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) who is said to be a part of the vampire killing. Dominic Cooper will play the President's mentor, Henry, who teaches Honest Abe the art of slaying vampires. We reported earlier this month that Joaquin Phoenix was in talks for the Henry role, although it seems Fox is going in another direction.
Timur Bekmambetov will direct Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from Seth Grahame-Smith's script, which he adapted from his own novel of the same name.
It still isn't clear when production will start on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, although with the casting starting to fall into place, we should have more updates soon. A June 22, 2012 release date has already been set for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
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.