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'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Finds His Wife in Mary Elizabeth Winstead

February 18, 2011 (6:26 am) GMT
The 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World' babe will tackle the role of Mary Todd, starring opposite Benjamin Walker who is cast as the titular character.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead

is getting the honor of playing Honest Abe's wife in "". The "" star has been cast as Mary Todd in the period vampire adventure from 20th Century Fox, The Hollywood Reporter says.

Accordingly, she will share screen with who has been tapped to portray Abe. lands role as Henry Sturges who mentors and trains Lincoln in the ways of vampire hunting, while is cast for another part.

The story, based on Seth Graham-Smith's novel, sees the 16th president of the U.S. learning that his mother was killed by a supernatural predator. Taking revenge, Lincoln becomes an axe-throwing, highly accomplished killer of vampires and their slave-owning allies.

Timur Bekmambetov has signed up to the direct "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" which will be his first directed movie after helming successful "". Seth Grahame-Smith provides the script and Fox plans to release the horror thriller film on June 22, 2012.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead recently starred in "". She has been reported among the contenders to play Lois Lane in "The Man of Steel", but the official casting announcement has not been made yet. Her next starring film is "" which is due October 14 in the U.S.

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