Director Timur Bekmambetov has found his villain for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with Rufus Sewell signing onto the project.
Rufus Sewell joins the cast of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Rufus Sewell will play the lead vampire Adam, although no specific details were given about his character. Rufus Sewell joins a cast that includes Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, and Alan Tudyk.
Timur Bekmambetov will direct Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith, who adapted his own novel. The story centers on 16th President Abraham Lincoln, who leads a double-life as a vampire slayer after learning that his mother was killed by a vampire.
Production started last month in New Orleans.
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.