|Breakout Movie Stars for Summer 2012|
These up-and-coming actors are about to make a splash
By Brent Lang
How he'll spend his summer: Delivering the Emancipation Proclamation and kicking undead ass in "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" (June 22).
Upcoming: Reliving the Vietnam War protest that tore the sport of boxing apart in "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (2012).
Why he's ready to break through: He's had small parts in films like "Kinsey," but until he took on the film adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's best-seller, Walker was best known for playing the title role in the Broadway musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." As the ax-wielding 16th president, Walker gets the chance to show off his eloquence, intelligence and fighting skills -- not to mention saving the Union from blood-sucking baddies.
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" opens in theaters on June 22.