|Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln. Photo by Stephen Vaughn|
Therefore, it was with equal delight and anticipation that I opened the NY Times this morning to learn that not only is a film on this odd story in the works, but it will feature Benjamin Walker who mostly recently did a star turn as another American president on Broadway in "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" which I thoroughly enjoyed. A sample from his dynamic emo-rockin' performance in "Bloody Bloody..." on Broadway (which won't be reflected in the upcoming film " here
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, being helmed by Timur Bekmambetov, is set for a blockbuster summer release next June. I can't wait.
NY Times article on the forthcoming film in production in Louisiana here
The "book trailer" from Hatchette Book Group which gives a flavor for the concept here