Robin McLeavy to Play Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Mum


It is like a casting news marathon today which is great news as it seems all these films are coming together nicely and we have another one for you. This time it's more of an update, as it was previously announced that Robin McLeavy would play Abraham Lincoln's love interest in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

According to Deadline she will actually play the role of Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Abe Lincoln's Mum. *Spoilers* are below, which reveals potential plot details, if you haven't read the novel and don't want to know, do not read past this image.


Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be directed & produced by Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton will be acting as executive producer, 20th Century Fox are aiming for a June 22, 2012 release date, and the film is said to be shot in 3D.

Book Synopsis: "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. His valiant, bloody fight against the undead was all but lost to history, until Grahame-Smith stumbled upon the secret journal of Abraham Lincoln.

Using the journal as his guide, Seth reconstructs Lincoln's life story and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, growth, and near-death of our nation. You don't know Abe. Honest."

*Spoiler* The role played by Robin McLeavy (Nancy Hanks Lincoln) is brief but it sets the tone for the film, as its her death by a vampire that hardens the young Abe Lincoln to go to war against the bloodsucking beasts in the 1800's.

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