‘Abraham Lincoln’ Elected! Moretz for ‘Hunger Games’?

Update: Variety confirmed that Benjamin Walker (pictured) has SIGNED ON to star as Abraham Lincoln.

With every website fighting to break exclusives, it has come down to reporting on “front-runners” – you know, people that are supposedly in the lead to win the titular role of a film. Even worse, some sites are now reporting an actor or actresses desire to play a certain role.

Sigh

Variety is reporting that Benjamin Walker has emerged as the front-runner signed on to play the 16th president in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D for 20th Century Fox. Seth Grahame-Smith, who penned the tome which inspired the film, will also write the script. Timur Bekmambetov will direct and co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.

In theaters June 22,2012, the story revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as part of the conflict behind the Civil War.

In more laughable news (that I’d still enjoy were it to become a reality), Let Me In and Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz tells the LA Times that she’d love to topline Lionsgate’s Battle Royale-esque The Hunger Games. “Yeah, I read all of the books…I’d die to play Katniss. It’s such a cool role.” Good luck with that.

Hunger Games, in theaters March 23, 2012, is a screen adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novels about a grim future where teenagers are forced to fight to the death in a televised contest.

Benjamin Walker

Source: Variety, LA TImes