After a lot of speculation and news and rumors, Trent Reznor has decided not to score or play an acting part in the Timur Bekmambetov/Tim Burton movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The word on the street had been that he would create the film score and play a cameo role in the movie, but ultimately Trent turned it down.
That lead Trent Reznor to post a comment in the Nine Inch Nails Forum, saying that he had been considering playing the part, but ultimately turned it down.
"As it turns out, I WON'T be working on (acting or scoring) ALVH after all. There's no juicy story here, it's just that when the news mysteriously leaked out about my involvement I hadn't made up my mind completely, because various aspects of the project were changing. I felt the need to say something earlier this week because my inbox was filling up with speculation, and at that moment I thought I would be doing it. Confused yet? Apparently I am. Bottom line, I wish them the best with the film and I'm sure it will still be great," he said in the post.
The idea that Reznor would play the part of Jack Barts was first reported by Badass Digest and later confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, who confirmed it with 20th Century Films.
Trent's move from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 2001 seems to be helping his interest in doing movie scores, with his whole Oscar Award-winning The Social Network film score thing, and the current project of scoring the upcoming release of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
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