Rufus Sewell is Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's main villain

Brit actor bags a role in Timur Bekmambetov's flick

British actor Rufus Sewell has bagged the role of lead vampire villain Adam in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

He'll star opposite Benjamin Walker as the vamp-busting president and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the first lady, as well as fellow Brit Dominic Cooper who's playing Abe's mentor.

Sewell has a rich history of playing caddish villains, in the likes of A Knight's Tale, The Legend of Zorro, The Illusionist and, er, The Holiday.

The actor also gained a little American history experience with a small role in HBO's superior drama series, John Adams.

His casting comes fairly late in the day, as director Timur Bekmambetov has already started shooting the historical fantasy, with an eye to a summer 2012 release.

The film is based on Seth Grahame-Smith's bestselling novel, which reimagines vampirism as the primary cause behind the Civil War.

Do you think Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be able to live up to its insane title? Have you been impressed with the casting so far? Let's have your thoughts in the handy comments box below...


    • mugwort

      Apr 13th 2011, 19:52

      I dig Rufus Sewell. Disappointed Joaquin Phoenix isn't in it but glad R.S is. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

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