Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as Mary Todd in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the revisionist history action involving vampires to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov.
The role of Mary Todd was first thought to go to Aussie Robin McLeavy, but it seems Winstead got it instead. Benjamin Walker is set to play Lincoln, with Anthony Mackie and Dominic Cooper on board in supporting roles.
The movie is based on Seth Grahame-Smith novel that covered Lincoln’s entire presidency, as he devoted his life to killing vampires and preventing the uprising of the Confederate vampires during the Civil War.
Winstead and Walker will obviously be playing young versions of Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln. In case you didn’t recognize her Winstead played Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and will star in Universal’s upcoming prequel The Thing. She also played Lauryn in Make It Happen.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is set for a June 22, 2012 release.