Tom Hardy Offered Role in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'
Previously the actor seemingly getting offered every role was Sam Worthington, but we may have a new contender. Fortunately, this actor shows much more depth and talent, so I'm not as perturbed. Tom Hardy (Inception, Bronson) is the "it" actor of the moment, and with news of a major role in The Dark Knight Rises and offers for Total Recall and Snow White and the Huntsman, he's surely can't take them all. But yet another one has been tossed his way as Bloody Disgusting reports Hardy has been offered a role in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel of the same name.
However, Hardy isn't being offered the lead role of the presidential vampire hunter who discovers his deceased mother's deadly affliction was actually the work of a local vampire, seeking to collect a debt owed by Lincoln's father. The role offered to Hardy would be that of Henry Sturgess, a vampire who at one point in the book heals Lincoln after a battle. Doesn't seem like a large role, and if any of Hardy's potential projects over the forthcoming year come together before the delayed production of Mad Max: Fury Road gets back on track, it's unlikely that he'll actually take the offer. Fox is looking to release the twisted history adaptation on June 22, 2012, so production will begin sometime next year. Who else would you want in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter?