Joaquin Phoenix could mentor Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

He’s been offered the role

Abraham Lincoln

Joaquin Phoenix took a time out from Hollywood for a couple of years in order to play an off-the-rails version of himself in mock-doc I’m Still Here.

Now that that’s all over and done with, the actor’s contemplating how he’s going to bounce back into movieland.

And what better way to do it than with the awesome-sounding Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?

The film’s currently being set up by producer Tim Burton and director Timur Bekmambetov, and Phoenix has been offered the role of Henry, a mythic figure who helps transform the 16th US president into a killer of the undead.

Deadline report that the role is Phoenix’s for the taking. If he decides to grab it, he’ll be joining the recently-cast Benjamin Walker (who’ll play Lincoln) in the adap of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel.

Phoenix just has to ask himself this - what could possibly trump such an epic high concept? Nothing, say we.

Is this how Phoenix should make his return? Tell us your thoughts below...

Comments

    • JMoFilm

      Feb 1st 2011, 14:46

      why wasn't anyone talking about Joaquin as a Best Actor Nom.? why aren't people now talking about him being left out? He had (almost) everyone fooled for two years!! And by everyone I mean the whole world! If that's not the sign of a great actor I don't know what is.

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    • JMoFilm

      Feb 2nd 2011, 5:37

      so staying in character (a disillusioned actor throwing everything away to transition to a rapper) while in the public eye, to make a social commentary masked as a documentary, makes him an idiot? And now because he might do this movie he's a sell out? I'm curious as to why (and how) you came to these conclusions.

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