Rufus Sewell has been cast as the villain in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hnter for 20th Century Fox. According to Variety, he will play Adam the lead vampire villain in the film. Sewell stars opposite Benjamin Walker who is set to star as the 16th president.
Timur Bekmambetov is directing based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, which focuses on the president who after having his mother murdered by monsters, is on a quest to rid the world of the evil vampires. The cast also includes Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson and Mary Elisabeth Winstead. Vampire Hunter is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012. Be sure to check out the first photos from the set that we posted earlier by clicking here.
I loved Sewell in Dark City and think he'll be perfect in the role of the villain. What are your thoughts on this casting news?