Tom Hardy Offered Another Role, This Time In Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

By Eric Eisenberg 2010-11-03 00:42:39discussion comments
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Let me start this article by acknowledging that Tom Hardy is indeed incredibly awesome. The man has been kicking ass and taking names for years now, be it in Bronson or Rocknrolla and now, thanks to Inception, he is finally getting the attention he deserves. He's a fantastic actor who will undoubtedly has a long career ahead of him. That said, studios need to learn that there are other male actors in Hollywood.

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Hardy has now been offered the role of Henry Sturgess in Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In the parody book, written by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies author Seth Grahame-Smith, our 16th president's mother was killed by a vampire when he was nine years old and, while raising to prominence as a politician, developed a knack for killing bloodsuckers. Sturgess is a vampire who at one point in the book heals Lincoln after a battle.

While it's quite possible that Hardy was offered the role, I can't imagine him taking it. The man's dance card is beyond full and is fielding new offers practically everyday. Would the project's prospects rise astonishingly fast if he did take the role? Without a doubt. But that doesn't mean it will happen. Frankly, Bekmambetov should be trying harder to get Liam Neeson cast as Lincoln instead of bothering with supporting characters.
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