Despite what Hollywood might tell you, not all vampires sparkle.
Some, it turns out, are still blood-sucking undead monstrosities. And when they are loosed upon the world, only one man can stop them: Abraham Lincoln.
And now, according to indieWire, Honest Abe is going to have a little help in the way of Tom Hardy. The "Inception" star has been offered the key role of Henry Sturgess in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
For those who skipped History class in school, here's a quick rundown: based on the popular mashup novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" tells the story of an alternate world where Lincoln is trained by a vampire named Henry Sturgess to hunt and kill his own blasphemous kind.
Helmed by "Wanted" director Timur Bekambetov and produced by Tim Burton, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is still looking for the right man to play our nation's 16th president.
The key role of Abe's vampire Yoda, however, has now been offered to Hardy, who is pretty much the hottest actor in the universe since his star-making turn in "Inception" shot him to the top of every short list in tinseltown. Whether or not Hardy can find the time to play Sturgess, however, may be in question, as the actor is already committed to "The Dark Knight Rises," which is slated to open just a month after "Abraham Lincoln" in the summer of 2012, and he's also rumored to be hunting for Snow White.
Still, if anyone can untangle the logistics of the situation, it's probably Abraham Lincoln; after all, the dude ended the Civil War, right? So he can probably figure out a simple Hollywood scheduling issue. Here's hoping, because we'd love to see Hardy in the part.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is expected to begin filming in January.