Feb 25, 2011 03:03 PM EST

Jimmi Simpson Cast in "Vampire Hunter"

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" has just signed on actor Jimmi Simpson from the TV Show, "Breakout Kings". He will be playing the role of Josh Speed, Lincoln's personal assistant and close friend.

Simpson joins Ben Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elisabeth Winstead in the upcoming adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith novel.

The film focuses on Lincoln, who after suffers the loss of his mother, who is murdered by monsters, is on a mission to rid the world of vampires.

The film, which is being produced by Tim Burton, will begin production next month and will be released on June 22, 2012.
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