Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt And Rebecca Ferguson Join The Cast Of HERCULES
Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and Rufus Sewell (Dark Skies) recently joined the cast of Brett Ratner's Hercules and now Snow White and the Huntsman's Ian McShane is the latest actor to join Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in the movie. Hit the jump to find out who he's playing!
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Ian McShane is the latest actor to join the cast of Hercules. According to the site, the The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides star will play, "Amphiarus, part priest, part prophet and part warrior who is Hercules’ counselor." They also offer up yet another brief plot synopsis for the movie, saying that it takes, "a more grounded approach to the classic Greek hero and ditches the supernatural. Hercules is portrayed not as the son of Zeus but rather a mortal with a fearsome reputation. He leads a team of mercenaries on a job where all is ominously not what it appears." Other outlets are reporting that Joseph Fiennes (Flashforward), John Hurt (V for Vendetta) and Rebecca Ferguson (The Vatican) have all also been cast in the movie, although there's currently no word on who they will be playing. The screenplay for Hercules was adapted by relative newcomer Ryan Condal from Radical Studio's graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars (a synopsis for which can be found below).
Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.
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