Eric Bana as Abraham Lincoln, vampire hunter? Yes, please

Eric-BanaImage Credit: Marc Susset-Lacroix/WireImage.comEric Bana may play Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter movie, according to the Wrap. Slap a top hat on the dude, and yeah, I can totally see him as Lincoln. Right? Perhaps this will do for those afflicted with Marfan syndrome the same thing Munich did for the guys of Knocked Up.

But if it doesn’t work out for Bana, who should play Lincoln? We all know Mr. Emancipation Proclamation was 6’4, so it’d have to be someone tall and wiry — but with both gravitas and spirit, too. For Vampire Hunter, he’d also have to be sort of action-y. Clive Owen?

Whom would you cast as Abraham Lincoln, PopWatchers?

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  • Nate

    Good pick! I’ve always thought Bana was underrated.

  • Marie

    Great pick! But not Clive Owen he would not look anything like Abe Lincoln! Now who will play Henry?

  • harry

    great pick!!!

  • sarah d

    Perhaps this will do for those afflicted with Marfan syndrome the same thing Munich did for the guys of Knocked Up.

    What is this about?

    • Mr. Holloway

      There’s a joke in “Knocked Up” about Eric Bana being such a bad$$ Jew in “Munich” that if Seth Rogen and his friends got laid that night, it’d be thanks to him.

    • MarfMom

      Yes, please clarify. Is Bana playing Lincoln supposed to bring some notoriety to the syndrome I have or something?

      • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

        Some people have speculated that Lincoln had Marfan syndrome.

      • MarfMom

        Yes, I know that. I have Marfan syndrome. However, the article makes it sound like Bana playing the role is going to do something special, and that makes no sense to me. If the purpose was to bring notoriety to the syndrome, they ought to cast someone who actually has Marfan.

      • Steve

        I have Marfan’s and posted a link to my audition video for the role. I couldn’t post the link twice b/c it’s on the next page.

    • Brian

      Yeah, I don’t get it either. What did Munich ever do for the guys of Knocked Up?

  • Lisa

    Joe Manganiello.


    Timothy Olyphant

  • nate

    Gesus are people totally stupid Lincoln was TALL AND THIN. Yes American women like male actors to all look like they are taking body building drugs(not saying he is I like Bana and think he is naturally built up)but it is completely insane that this guy is right to play tall lean thin almost sickly looking Lincoln.

    • Brian

      Dude, learn to use a period.

  • Prunella Von Schleidlhaagen

    Neither Bana nor any of these other suggestions are any good at all.

  • Jessica

    A friend of mine linked this on Facebook and mentioned Lee Pace as her choice. Since I’ve always wanted to see him kick some ass, I fully agree with that pick.

  • Mom

    If you want a tall, thin guy then what about the geeky guy from Avatar and Bones, Joel David Moore?

    • chattypatra

      That’s exactly who I was thinking about when I read this article. Darken his hair and he’ll be perfect!

  • Danielle

    Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage.

    He was just cast as Thorin in “The Hobbit,” but he’s 6 feet, 2 inches (or is it 4?) of tall dark hotness. And he’s awesome in the BBC’s “MI:5.”
    Yes, please!!

    • Shania

      Richard Armitage is the One True Lincoln.

  • Kim

    Totally agree regarding Richard Armitage! Very hot! Watch North & South.

    • Danielle

      Watch it? I have it memorized. ;) Best BBC drama ever. And a WONDERFUL book.

  • Emily

    Christopher Heyerdahl!

    Incredibly tall veteran sci-fi actor with the sexiest deep voice this side of James Earl Jones.

    • Kevin

      Abe didn’t have a deep male voice. He had an annoyingly shrill voice. If you don’t believe me, look it up.

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  • aa

    eric bana is the most boring actor ever. I like the timothy olyphant idea

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