Alan Tudyk has signed on for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Variety reports.
The film is slated to star Benjamin Walker as Lincoln, the man destined to become the United State’s 16th President, who must also deal with quelling attacks from bloodthirsty undead.
Tudyk, best known for his associations with Joss Whedon (including roles on “Firefly” and “Dollhouse”), will play historical figure Stephen A. Douglas. In reality, Douglas was Lincoln’s political opponent in the 1860 election and was nicknamed “The Little Giant”, standing 5’4″ but weilding tremendous political influence. In the original novel, Douglas is aligned with the vampires of the South.
Described by director Timur Bekmambetov as “a very entertaining, epic history lesson,” Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is also set to star Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jimmi Simpson and is aiming for a June 22, 2012 release.