After making a strong debut in last year’s horror thriller “The Loved Ones”, Australian actress Robin McLeavy has now scored a small but crucial role in the upcoming supernatural action tentpole “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” reports Deadline.
McLeavy is set to play Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of the titular Abraham. Her death at the hands of a vampire is what inspires the future President (Benjamin Walker) to launch a war against the growing forces of the undead in the 1800’s.
McLeavy was mentioned last month in connection to the project as a potential candidate for Lincoln’s future wife Mary Todd. That role ultimately went to Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Scott Pilgrim”).
Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Nightwatch”) directs from Seth Graham-Smith’s script adaptation of his own work.