Stephen Douglas

The cast for Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter keeps filling out. Already we’ve been told about Benjamin Walker as Lincoln himself, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Mary Todd Lincoln, Robin McLeavy as Nancy Hanks Lincoln, Jimmi Simpson as Joshua Speed, Anthony Mackie as William Seward, and Dominic Cooper as Henry Sturgess. Well, now you can add to that Alan Tudyk as Stephen Douglas. Everybody knows Stephen Douglas as the other half of the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. But what most people don’t know is that in addition to being a political adversary to Lincoln, Stephen Douglas was also an ally of the dangerous vampire clans of the mid 1800s. With this film a hidden, shameful part of Douglas’ past will finally be brought to light. Some people may vaguely recognize Tudyk as that funny character actor guy that they kind of know. And then there are the rabid fans of Firefly who would berate those people for saying such an ignorant thing because Alan Tudyk is Wash and you need to show some respect. Either way, I imagine that everyone who knows Tudyk as an actor is probably a fan. I’m especially excited to see him further explore his villainous side, as I really enjoyed him as a psychopathic sleaze ball in the short lived and otherwise unspectacular show Dollhouse. Could we be looking at a new direction for Tudyk’s career with him playing villains? Whatever keeps him up on the big screen is fine by me. Source: Cinema Blend

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