Dominic Cooper joins Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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A 2009 action-drama starring Channing Tatum and Terrence Howard. Shawn MacArthur (Tatum) is selling books off a blanket in midtown Manhattan when a few guys try to rob him. He beats them up, and this prompts their boss (Howard) to seek him out for underground knuckle fighting.
February 11th, 2011

Dominic Cooper is in final negotiations for a leading role in 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'.

The British actor has replaced Joaquin Phoenix in the role of Henry Sturgess - a friendly vampire who helps a young Abraham in a fight, leading to a life-long bond between the pair.

Later he mentors an older Abraham in the techniques of fighting vampirism.

Benjamin Walker is confirmed as playing Lincoln in the Timur Bekmambetov-directed project, while 'The Hurt Locker' star Anthony Mackie is close to completing discussions to play Abraham's best friend Will.

Pre-production has already begun on the movie, which is based on the book of the same name by Seth Graham-Smith.

It is not the only one of his projects to be made into a movie - 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' is also in the works.

Dominic, 32, has a number of movies coming up including the role of Howard Stark in 'Captain America: The First Avenger', due for release later this year, and a part in 'My Week with Marilyn' about blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe.