Ian McShane Joins ‘Hercules’

Dwayne Johnson, Aksel Hennie, and Rufus Sewell star in Brett Ratner’s action-adventure that puts a new spin on the Greek legend.

Ian McShane joins Brett Ratner's Hercules for MGM Studios
Ian McShane joins Brett Ratner's Hercules for MGM Studios
Ian McShane has joined the growing cast of Hercules for MGM Studios and director Brett Ratner.

Dwayne Johnson stars as the title character, based on the Radical Publishing graphic novels that take a different approach to the Greek god. Instead of being the son of Zeus, Hercules is a fierce mortal who is feared by many. When he leads his group of mercenaries on their latest mission, the job turns out to be much more complicated that previously imagined.

Ian McShane is playing Amphiarus, a priest, prophet, and warrior who serves as Hercules' adviser. Aksel Hennie and Rufus Sewell also star as Tydeus and Autolycus, other members of Hercules' group.

Brett Ratner is directing from a screenplay originally written by Ryan Condal (Paradise Lost), which is being polished by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Wanted 2). No production schedule was released at this time.

Ian McShane most recently starred in Jack the Giant Slayer and Snow White and the Huntsman, along with a memorable turn as a murderous Santa Claus on the FX anthology series American Horror Story.

Hercules was released July 25th, 2014 and stars Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Joseph Fiennes. The film is directed by Brett Ratner.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (3)

  1. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Not bad, but this guy needs to get back to his more serous Deadwood type roles

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  2. Sean


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  3. Brizzy

    This is good!

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