Joaquin Phoenix May Mentor Honest Abe in the Ways of Vampire Fightin’

Now that he’s got that whole Andy Kaufman phase of his life aka the mockumentary “I’m Still Here” out of his system, it looks like high time for Joaquin Phoenix to get back to what he does best, which is, uh, teach a young Abraham Lincoln how to slay vampires?

Word is that the role of Lincoln’s mentor in Timur Bekmambetov’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” is Phoenix’s if he chooses to accept it. The character is named Henry Sturges, and Bekmambetov and Fox were previously high on getting Tom Hardy for the role, but nabbing Bane in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” has put the kibosh on that notion.

Based on the alt-history novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith (the same bloke behind the other alt-history novel “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”), “Vampire Hunter” would star Benjamin Walker as the would-be 16th President, who is secretly a vampire slayer before, and throughout his term in the White House.