Bloody-Disgusting has learned that busy young actor Tom Hardy has been offered a role in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

In the Seth Grahame-Smith novel, Abraham Lincoln learns that his mother didn't really die of "milk sickness" but rather at the hands of an evil vampire who was collecting a debt.

Tom Hardy could play Henry Sturgess, a vampire who saves Lincoln and then becomes his mentor, teaching him the true nature of good and evil vampires. Sturgess trains Lincoln in the art of combat and teaches him how to track down and hunt evil vampires.

It isn't said if Tom Hardy has accepted the role or not. Timur Bekmambetov will direct the movie from an adapted script by Seth Grahame-Smith.