Benjamin Walker will star in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Fox's adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's period vampire novel, reports Heat Vision.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the film tells of Lincoln fighting the forces of the undead during the Civil War.

Benjamin Walker will play the famed president from the age of 20 to 55, from boyish and lanky to skilled fighter to middle-aged with trademarked beard.

Another role to watch out for is the part of Henry Sturges, who mentors and trains Abe in the ways of vampire hunting.

No production date has been set.