Alan Tudyk, star of this week's release Tucker and Dale Versus Evil, was kind enough to take some time to give us a brief history lesson and discuss who he plays in next year's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.
Based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, and slated to open June 22, 2012, Vampire Hunter rewrites history and shows us Abe Lincoln's bloodsucker-killin' side.
"I'm Abe Lincoln's political foil," Tudyk told Shock this morning. "Historically, Stephen Douglas was initially engaged to Mary Todd, who became Abe's wife. They were fellow Senators and they battled it out for the presidency. Stephen Douglas was a flip flopper. He started out his career being opposed to slavery, then he married someone with a plantation and saw all of the money coming in - it was then politically expedient to be pro-slavery."
He added, "Whenever there's a political statement to be made, Stephen wanders into the movie to represent the other side. Also, historically, Stephen Douglas worked closely with vampires to realize his political ambitions. Working with Rufus Sewell, the big baddie vampire, was great. So was Ben Walker, who plays Abe."
Stay tuned for our full interview with Tudyk here on Shock!
(Photo Credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN)
Source: Ryan Turek, Managing Editor