Director Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, based on a novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, is gearing up to start filming in New Orleans on March 1, 2011. But how can shooting commence without someone occupying the 16th President of the United States’ considerably large shoes?
It can’t, of course, which is why Bekmambetov and pals are currently looking for their Honest Abe — and thanks to a character description that appeared on What’s Playing, we’ve got a very good idea of the kind of actor they’re looking for:
Abraham Lincoln (Lead)
Age : Late 20s to late 30s.
PLEASE NOTE THE SAME ACTOR WILL PLAY ABRAHAM AS HE AGES FROM 20 to 56.
At 20, not yet the iconic image we associate with our 16th President, this version of Abe is tall, boyish, and occasionally impulsive; a kind, intelligent, well-spoken and good-hearted man, if a bit awkward at social events and around the ladies. He’s also an extremely skilled fighter. Abe works as a shopkeeper, lawyer and burgeoning political figure by day. He woos Mary Todd and debates Stephen Douglas, preparing for an eventual run for the Presidency. Seen also in middle age, extremely tall with a lined face and a trademark beard and stovepipe hat, he is a thoughtful, extraordinary orator. Honest Abe wins the White House in the midst of growing strife between the North and South. Despite his advanced age, Mr. Lincoln remains an innovative and fearsome fighter…
Know anybody who fits that particular bill? Veteran casting director Mindy Marin is apparently the one looking for the titular Vampire Hunter, so if you’ve got the goods, she’s the one to call!
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