It is being reported that Rufus Sewell, who many horror fans will recognize as the star of Dark City, has been cast as the villain in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. He will be joining the cast which includes Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Alan Tudyk and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel is being directed by Timur Bekmambetov for release on June 22, 2012.

“While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. That is, until Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, and became the first living person to lay eyes on it in more than 140 years.”

Source: Variety