Director Timur Bekmambetov has found his villain for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, with Rufus Sewell signing onto the project.

Rufus Sewell will play the lead vampire Adam, although no specific details were given about his character. Rufus Sewell joins a cast that includes Benjamin Walker, Anthony Mackie, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, and Alan Tudyk.

Timur Bekmambetov will direct Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter from a script by Seth Grahame-Smith, who adapted his own novel. The story centers on 16th President Abraham Lincoln, who leads a double-life as a vampire slayer after learning that his mother was killed by a vampire.

Production started last month in New Orleans.