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Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas and Timothy Olyphant all testing for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

01.13.2011

It's time to find someone for the role of ABE LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER.

The secret vampire slaying life of Lincoln was written in the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith. Twentieth Century Fox immediately took the chance to turn the book into a film. Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) is directing a scripted from Grahame-Smith. The studio set a release date of June 22, 2012 and has been focused on casting since November.

So who will be testing for the role of a young Lincoln? Benjamin Walker (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS), James D'Arcy (MASTER & COMMANDER), Adrien Brody, Oliver Jackson-Cohen (GOING THE DISTANCE), Josh Lucas, and Timothy Olyphant are all going to get their shot at the role. As you can see there's a mix of semi-knowns and well knowns here.

The project was wanted by several major studios. Sony, Fox, Paramount, Universal and Summit all went head to head in a long auction until a winner emerged. Fox won and even got creative in their attempts to bag the film, "when the filmmakers came onto the lot, the studio had bloody axes and bloody footprints strewn about, and arranged for a bugle player in a Confederate uniform playing "Taps" to accompany them to the meeting with studio executives."

Synopsis:

"A 3D re-imagining of Lincoln's life that depicts the 16th president as an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires, an obsession of his since those bloodsuckers supposedly took the life of his mother."

Extra Tidbit: Who would you choose for the role of Abe?
Source: Deadline

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3:31PM on 01/15/2011
Have any of you actually read the book? After reading some of your comments, I can tell some of you haven't. A shame.
Have any of you actually read the book? After reading some of your comments, I can tell some of you haven't. A shame.
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9:10AM on 01/15/2011
I think Brody might be best. He's a good actor and he isn't that handsome (like Abe himself)
I think Brody might be best. He's a good actor and he isn't that handsome (like Abe himself)
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8:28PM on 01/14/2011

JOSH

Josh 100%! He is a very versatile actor, and extremely HOT!!!!
Josh 100%! He is a very versatile actor, and extremely HOT!!!!
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4:47PM on 01/14/2011

Brody

Does anyone else think that they might have based Coraline's dad on Brody? He looks like a Burton character come to life.
Does anyone else think that they might have based Coraline's dad on Brody? He looks like a Burton character come to life.
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4:43PM on 01/14/2011

Liam Neeson

The guys got the action movie experience with Taken and was the best part of the A-Team and he does kinda look like Lincoln already... So he may be a lil older but I would def pay money to see Liam Neeson kill vampires as Abe Lincoln I mean WHo wouldn't?
The guys got the action movie experience with Taken and was the best part of the A-Team and he does kinda look like Lincoln already... So he may be a lil older but I would def pay money to see Liam Neeson kill vampires as Abe Lincoln I mean WHo wouldn't?
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2:14PM on 01/14/2011
Daniel Day-Lewis but hes already tapped for Spielbergs Lincoln movie, right?
Daniel Day-Lewis but hes already tapped for Spielbergs Lincoln movie, right?
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1:34PM on 01/14/2011

Timy O fo' shizo!

If you haven't seen my boy Tim in Justified, then u ain't seen sh**! I have to admit I liked Brody in Predators.
If you haven't seen my boy Tim in Justified, then u ain't seen sh**! I have to admit I liked Brody in Predators.
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6:28AM on 01/14/2011

None of them.

Actually, none of them work for me. I've never been an Adrien Brody fan. I don't see his appeal.
Actually, none of them work for me. I've never been an Adrien Brody fan. I don't see his appeal.
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12:34AM on 01/14/2011
I just picture Adrien Brody for the role he has got the acting chops and is becoming quite the bad@ss in movies lately.
I just picture Adrien Brody for the role he has got the acting chops and is becoming quite the bad@ss in movies lately.
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12:28AM on 01/14/2011

Olyphant all the way!

I stick with my boys all the way, he's tall, lean, got the demeanor and has the jaw to fit the beard.
I stick with my boys all the way, he's tall, lean, got the demeanor and has the jaw to fit the beard.
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12:23AM on 01/14/2011
Geez what happened to Brody? He was such a promising actor once upon a time.
Geez what happened to Brody? He was such a promising actor once upon a time.
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12:11AM on 01/14/2011
I love Brody and to the guy below me you might have seen a different movie then I did because he was great in Predators. He doesn't have to be a bad-ass action star in this and I think with his range he could easily pull it off. He's the most accomplished of the 3 actors testing.
I love Brody and to the guy below me you might have seen a different movie then I did because he was great in Predators. He doesn't have to be a bad-ass action star in this and I think with his range he could easily pull it off. He's the most accomplished of the 3 actors testing.
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10:08PM on 01/13/2011

Stop trying to make Brody an action star already! GEEZ

This is a complete no-brainer, Olyphant all the way. It was already a huge stretch trying to have Brody be BAD-Ass in "Predators" & failed miserably. He is not an action star and never will be. Just because he won an Oscar doesn't mean he can be an Arnold or Sly. Not now, not ever. Seriously just look at the dude, does he scream action hero? Not even close. I'm probably biased here because ever since Olyphant did "Deadwood" he proved his skill.
This is a complete no-brainer, Olyphant all the way. It was already a huge stretch trying to have Brody be BAD-Ass in "Predators" & failed miserably. He is not an action star and never will be. Just because he won an Oscar doesn't mean he can be an Arnold or Sly. Not now, not ever. Seriously just look at the dude, does he scream action hero? Not even close. I'm probably biased here because ever since Olyphant did "Deadwood" he proved his skill.
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8:39AM on 01/14/2011
Comsidering they are trying to make Abe Lincoln an action star, Brody seems more of a good choice.
Comsidering they are trying to make Abe Lincoln an action star, Brody seems more of a good choice.
9:54PM on 01/13/2011

Olyphantastic is getting all the love?

Seriously? To play a vampire-killing Abraham Lincoln? Fair enough.. =/
Seriously? To play a vampire-killing Abraham Lincoln? Fair enough.. =/
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9:32PM on 01/13/2011
...none of them would work. They're all good actors in their own respective rights (even though I only like Adrien Brody out of the bunch), but I just don't think any of them would be good for ABRAHAM LINCOLN, no matter how cartoonishly accentuated the interpretation.
...none of them would work. They're all good actors in their own respective rights (even though I only like Adrien Brody out of the bunch), but I just don't think any of them would be good for ABRAHAM LINCOLN, no matter how cartoonishly accentuated the interpretation.
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9:02PM on 01/13/2011
Oh, and it can't be Brody as lincoln. Lincoln wasn't part hawk. I'd go with Daniel Day Lewis.
Oh, and it can't be Brody as lincoln. Lincoln wasn't part hawk. I'd go with Daniel Day Lewis.
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9:00PM on 01/13/2011
Sounds cool, but it seems similar to Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, which was amazing.
Sounds cool, but it seems similar to Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter, which was amazing.
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8:29PM on 01/13/2011
Brody! this guy is top shelf.
Brody! this guy is top shelf.
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8:23PM on 01/13/2011
i don't know what films you guys are watching but Timothy Olyphant is awful, no?
i don't know what films you guys are watching but Timothy Olyphant is awful, no?
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7:37PM on 01/13/2011
LIAM NEESON. Nuff said.
LIAM NEESON. Nuff said.
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7:26PM on 01/13/2011
Without a doubt Timothy Olyphant. One of my favorite bad ass'.
Without a doubt Timothy Olyphant. One of my favorite bad ass'.
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7:24PM on 01/13/2011
I think all three has potential in there own right to pull off the role...but if Id have to choose it would be a tie between Lucas and Olyphant
I think all three has potential in there own right to pull off the role...but if Id have to choose it would be a tie between Lucas and Olyphant
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6:29PM on 01/13/2011

Out of those 3

definitely Olyphant
definitely Olyphant
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6:11PM on 01/13/2011

tim o.

Adrian brody is a douche, he was so creepy in splice when.he banged the creature bleh! Timothy O. Is a fucking badass all the way.
Adrian brody is a douche, he was so creepy in splice when.he banged the creature bleh! Timothy O. Is a fucking badass all the way.
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6:24PM on 01/13/2011
thanks for the spoiler alert, dick.
thanks for the spoiler alert, dick.
8:00PM on 01/13/2011
Ha I would of.liked to hear about that spoiler before I saw the shitty ass movie.
Ha I would of.liked to hear about that spoiler before I saw the shitty ass movie.
6:10PM on 01/13/2011
Olyphant would be perfect!
Olyphant would be perfect!
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6:07PM on 01/13/2011

Simple Choice

Olyphant.
Olyphant.
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6:05PM on 01/13/2011

SWEET

loved the book!
loved the book!
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6:00PM on 01/13/2011
So Adam Scott and Breckin Meyer were fired or what? haha
So Adam Scott and Breckin Meyer were fired or what? haha
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6:42PM on 01/13/2011
Ah, a "Party Down" fan.

But now that you mention it, I actually could picture Scott in the beard and stovepipe hat.
Ah, a "Party Down" fan.

But now that you mention it, I actually could picture Scott in the beard and stovepipe hat.
10:45PM on 01/13/2011
He'd be better than Channing Tatum I must say.
He'd be better than Channing Tatum I must say.
5:55PM on 01/13/2011
Josh Lucas is still acting? I had no idea, the last time i saw him he had an embarassingly bad death scene in Ang Lee's Hulk
Josh Lucas is still acting? I had no idea, the last time i saw him he had an embarassingly bad death scene in Ang Lee's Hulk
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5:24PM on 01/13/2011

Looks Only

By Looks Only, Id Say Brody. Hes Got The Chin And Cheeks Of Lincoln And The Tortured Eyes. Brody Always Looks Like Hes Crying
By Looks Only, Id Say Brody. Hes Got The Chin And Cheeks Of Lincoln And The Tortured Eyes. Brody Always Looks Like Hes Crying
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5:21PM on 01/13/2011

Josh Lucas

I've been sayiing Eric Bana, but look at that picture of Lucas. The jaw, the nose, the eyes...you give him that bushy jaw strap beard, age him a little bit, color the hair and that man is Abe Lincoln. Also based on what I've imagined Lincoln's voice to be, I think Lucas could pull it off best since Lincoln supposedly had a slight southern drawl. Yeah Josh Lucas all the way.
I've been sayiing Eric Bana, but look at that picture of Lucas. The jaw, the nose, the eyes...you give him that bushy jaw strap beard, age him a little bit, color the hair and that man is Abe Lincoln. Also based on what I've imagined Lincoln's voice to be, I think Lucas could pull it off best since Lincoln supposedly had a slight southern drawl. Yeah Josh Lucas all the way.
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5:08PM on 01/13/2011

Brody All the Way Baby!

Put that trademark licoln beard and top hat on him and we've got a winner.
Put that trademark licoln beard and top hat on him and we've got a winner.
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5:02PM on 01/13/2011

Give it to Josh Lucas

....he needs the big break.
....he needs the big break.
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4:49PM on 01/13/2011
Tim O. for the role. Brody sucked something awful as an "action" star in Predators, and Josh Lucas still has too much of a poor man's Matthew McConaughey vibe about him to consider him for a leading man role.
Tim O. for the role. Brody sucked something awful as an "action" star in Predators, and Josh Lucas still has too much of a poor man's Matthew McConaughey vibe about him to consider him for a leading man role.
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4:49PM on 01/13/2011
Who should be Abe Lincoln out of those three? Adrien Brody. Obviously.
Who should be Abe Lincoln out of those three? Adrien Brody. Obviously.
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