HeatVision reports theater actor Ben Walker has been cast as a young Abe in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Walker had been previously in the running for the role of Hank McCoy (Beast) in Matthew Vaughn's X-Men First Class.
Based on the novel by Seth Grahme-Smith (Pride & Prejudice & Zombies) fictionalizes the President as a vampire hunter. President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers. It will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and is being produced by Tim Burton with a release date set for June 22nd 2012.