Excerpted from Casting Update: ‘Vampire Hunter’, ‘Cosmopolis’, & ‘The Master’
ScreenRant, 13 April 2011
[...] 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' has found its big blood-sucking baddie in the form of Rufus Sewell
Variety has confirmed that Sewell is onboard as the main antagonist in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter', which began shooting in 3D under the direction of Timur Bekmambetov last month. Sewell will appear in the 'Vampire Hunter' adaptation as a vampiric leader, a character that screenwriter/original author Seth Grahame-Smith created specifically for the film.
Sewell has taken on villainous gigs in the past, serving as the main antagonist in titles like 'The Legend of Zorro' or 'The Illusionist'. The English thespian is arguably best known as John Murdoch from 'Dark City', but he’s led quite a varied career, appearing in films like 'The Holiday', 'A Knight’s Tale', and 'Thor' director Kenneth Branagh’s 'Hamlet' – among others.
I say all that to say: Sewell is a fine choice to play a creature of the night in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'. At least you can rest assured that he won’t be a vampire of the sparkling variety. [...]