Thesp to play lead vampire in Fox's 'Lincoln'
Sewell joins Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dominic Cooper in the Timur Bekmambetov summer tentpole.
Pic, based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith, revolves around the president’s quest to rid the world of vampires, presented as the real conflict behind the Civil War.
Bekmambetov will co-produce with Tim Burton and Jim Lemley.
Film, set to be shot in 3D starting in March, is skedded for a June 22, 2012 release.