Actor Benjamin Walker, dressed as beloved former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was joined by his fellow cast and crew including Anthony Mackie and supermodel Erin Wasson aboard the Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln in the Middle East to screen the forthcoming summer thriller “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” to over 1800 sailors.
It marked the first time ever that a major motion picture had its debut screening for United States servicemen and women stationed in the Middle East, potentially setting a precedent for more blockbusters to premiere for our troops ….
The event also proved to be an eye-opening experience for the movie team.
The screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith referred to the visit as “life-changing.”
“I know that sounds like something you’re supposed to say to be polite, but it is true. Not because we got to stand on the flight deck and have our teeth rattled by afterburners, or because the sailors made up one of the most hospitable and enthusiastic audiences I have ever seen, but because we got to meet some of the most amazing, talented, hard-working and hospitable people in the world during our stay,” he continued, while Walker noted that the experience gave the sailors a chance to “feel a bit of Hollywood magic” that he hopes they too will not forget.