Aussie actress Robin McLeavy has joined Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, starring as the role of Abraham Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln in the 20th Century Fox film.

The role is brief but it sets the tone for the action, as her death at the hands of a bloodsucker is what hardens young Abe Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) into going to war against the growing scourge of vampires in the 1800s.