Joaquin Phoenix Deemed Sane Enough for 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

February 1, 2011


Seems Joaquin Phoenix is done enough with being fake crazy to start acting again, and what better way to jump back into the fray than with a movie that incorporates horror icons for novelty effect? According to Deadline, the actor/pseudo-rapper is in talks to join Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the upcoming Timur Bekmambetov-directed adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's novel about Lincoln killing vampires, which will likely star Benjamin Walker as the 16th President. Phoenix would play fictional Lincoln's fictional mentor, Henry, described as, "a mythic, ageless figure who turns Lincoln into an axe-throwing expert slayer of vampires." So if you were wondering where that whole I'm Still Here documentary thing put the actor's career, the answer is apparently about the same spot Donald Sutherland's career was at when he decided to be in 1992's Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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