Rumor Control: Mary Elizabeth Winstead to Play ‘Lincoln’s Love Interest

It was reported on a pretty reliable website earlier this week that The Loved One‘s Robin McLeavy had landed the major role of the 16t President’s wife in Timur Bekmambetov’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 3D.

Unfortunately, they got this one wrong as the Hollywood Reporter writes that horror veteran Mary Elizabeth Winstead will play Mary Todd in 20th Century Fox’s period vampire adventure that goes behind cameras next month in New Orleans.

She’ll star opposite Benjamin Walker, who plays Abraham Lincoln. She previous starred in Black Christmas, Grindhouse, The Ring Two, Final Destination 3 and can also be seen in Universal’s The Thing remake.

Penned by Seth Grahame-Smith, the story revolves around the President’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as part of the conflict behind the Civil War. History will be rewritten on June 22, 2012.Mary Elizabeth Winstead

 
Source: Hollywood Reporter