Eric Bana Circling 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', Joins 'KIN'
Though Daniel Day-Lewis may be taking the role of Abraham Lincoln for Steven Spielberg's long-gestating biopic, the esteemed actor certainly isn't going to be stepping into Honest Abe's shoes when he's forced to slay monsters in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. However, it does sound like we have a contender for the role as The Wrap reports Eric Bana is circling the role in the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name. Sounds like decent casting since Bana does share a slight resemblance with the iconic 16th president of the United States and he's definitely had major action experience as Ang Lee's less impressive iteration of Hulk.
While nothing is official, Bana is set to meet with director Timur Bekmambetov very soon and is being seriously considered for the part. However, Variety has word on a project in which Bana is actually closer to starring. The Australian actor is in talks along with Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy) and Charlie Hunnam ("Sons of Anarchy") for a crime thriller called KIN. Stefan Ruzowitzky, the director of 2008's The Counterfeiters, Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, is directing the story which follows two desperate sibling fugitives (Bana and Wilde) on the run who collide with the holiday homecoming of a troubled ex-boxer (Hunnam). Sounds like a peculiar story, but I'm always interested to see what Oscar winning foreign filmmakers can do in Hollywood, so count me in. What do you think of all this?