Now, Winstead will stand by her man once again, only this time her man happens to be the 16th President of the United States and instead of fighting video game battles, he’ll be killing off vampires.
Heat Vision reports the news that Winstead, who was previously reported as a contender for “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” has officially landed the role of First Lady Mary Todd. Winstead’s casting comes just days after an earlier report that actress Robin McLeavy had landed the part — but it’s Winstead who will be standing side-by-side with Honest Abe.
Winstead joins Benjamin Walker (who will play her vampire-slaying, stove-pipe-hat-donning Presidential hubby Abraham Lincoln), Anthony Mackie (Lincoln’s right-hand man) and Dominic Cooper (Abe’s vampire mentor Henry Sturgess) for the big screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s New York Times’ best-selling novel of the same name.
We’re not sure how much “slicing dudes up” (Mackie’s words, not ours) Winstead will be doing in the film, but it sure does sound like she, and the rest of the cast, will be participating in a considerable amount of historical ass-kicking under the helm of director Timur Bekmambetov.
Mackie described the upcoming flick (expected to make its stake in theaters by summer 2012) to MTV as “’The Matrix’ meets ’Gladiator’” in which Bekmambetov will pit Abe and friends against some frightening “Serbian circus attacker dudes.”
In other words, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, prepare for bloody battle.
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