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Benjamin Walker is Abraham Lincoln in 'Vampire Hunter'

Benjamin Walker is Abraham Lincoln in 'Vampire Hunter'

Benjamin Walker has been cast in the title role in the highly anticipated film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, according to Variety.

The 28-year-old actor beat out high profile actors like Adrien Brody and Josh Lucas for the coveted role.

Benjamin, who is engaged to Meryl Streep‘s daughter Mamie Gummer, previously starred on Broadway in another unconventional Presidential role for the show Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Benjamin Walker take on Abraham Lincoln?

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13 Comments

# 2

He’s way to fat in the face to play Lincoln. Wasn’t he a tall thin man. This guy sure isnt.

# 3

YES! benjamin is absolutely fantastic. can’t wait to see his career really take off after this. congrats to him!

# 4

The book wasn’t good enough for an unknown to pull off, I can save my money I have no clue who he is and now I don’t have to go see it, weird that IMDB still has Eric Bana as Lincoln on their officiel page.

# 5

way more excited to see Daniel Day Lewis play Lincoln. Talk about epic!

# 6

Love him! So excited.

# 7
middle-aged hippie @ 01/28/2011 at 2:43 pm

He was great in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. I don’t think anyone will ultimately be disappoined in the selection. And he is not fat – he’s fine!

# 8
sarafina56 @ 01/28/2011 at 2:55 pm

Yes he is fine and a good Actor……..

# 9
Iffy Miffy @ 01/28/2011 at 3:29 pm

He as Lincoln?! Total miss as far as physical looks go. Ha ha ha, must have been cast by a blind man…

He is a good enought actor and I dont care who plays the lead role in any movie. If it is a good all around film who gives a ****.

He looks like nothing like Abe. Horrible choice. His face is too wide.

It should’ve been James D’arcy!

Anyone who doesn’t think Ben’s a good choice, obviously hasn’t seen Ben as Andrew Jackson in Bloody Bloody (or any of his other work). This isn’t Daniel Day Lewis serious stuff, Ben’s made for this role (& he’s gorgeous BTW).

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