‘Bronson’ Offered Role in ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’

Bloody Disgusting learned today that Tom Hardy has been offered the role of “Henry Sturgess” in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Hardy recently starred in Christopher Nolan’s Inception and also captured the vicious role of Nicolas Winding Refn’s remarkable Bronson. He was one of Variety’s Top Ten Actors to watch in 2009. In Seth Grahame-Smith’s historical horror spin, when Abraham Lincoln was nine years old, his mother died from an ailment called the “milk sickness.” Only later did he learn that his mother’s deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln’s father. When Abe learned the truth, he vowed revenge and kept one passion hidden throughout his life: the brutal elimination of all vampires. Twentieth Century Fox is aiming at a June 22, 2012 release for the Tim Burton produced horror adventure.
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