Fox has found its Honest Abe: Benjamin Walker has signed on to take the lead in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' a horror-thriller about the 16th president and his quest to rid the world of vampires.

According to Variety, five actors had been in contention for the role, with Adrien Brody, Josh Lucas, James D'Arcy and Oliver Jackson-Cohen screentesting for the role; Walker ended up as the front-runner.

The film, which will begin shooting in 3D in March, will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov ('Night Watch'), who will also produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley. Seth Grahame-Smith, who wrote the novel, will handle screenwriting duties. Fox is hoping for a June 22, 2012 release.
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