Tom Hardy Offered Role in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

November 3, 2010
Source: Bloody Disgusting

Book Cover / Tom Hardy

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?

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this could be good, I think he can pull it off.

Xerxex on Nov 3, 2010


You've never been more right. Hardy is an infinite times better than Worthington. Also happens that Inception owned Avatar. And that Clash of the Titans was crap. And that Cameron, no matter what he says, will not convince anyone that Sammy boy is the new diCaprio.

lolwut on Nov 3, 2010


I happen to like Worthington, he seems very down to earth.

Xerxex on Nov 3, 2010


I may be amongst the few here, but I found the book extremely dull. Sorry.

Anne Taylor on Nov 3, 2010


Yup in total agreement - I can't believe how Sam Worthington got so many roles. I am totally amazed though at how quickly Hollywood can adopt someone new and shower them with roles and money. What a business.

RUSE on Nov 4, 2010


maybe they'll make sam worthington Abe Lincoln

Astroboy3000 on Nov 4, 2010


I read this book earlier in the year. The character of Henry is a very important character to the story. Hardy is a great choice for Henry. Looking forward to seeing this come to screen.

LetterJ13 on Nov 4, 2010


Considering Worthington's fine track record pre-Avatar, I'm willing to believe it's the material that has let him down since.

Jack on Nov 5, 2010

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