Ian McShane, John Hurt & More Joining Brett Ratner's 'Hercules'
Back in the spring of 2011, we heard that Rush Hour and Red Dragon director Brett Ratner was taking on Hercules, an adaptation of Steve Moore's comic book which doesn't make the Greek hero a superpowered man, but simply a mortal with an intimidating reputation. The film sees Hercules, played by Dwayne Johnson, teaming up with other men who face death as the King of Thraces hires a group of mercenaries to become the greatest army of all-time and take on an ominous, perilous mission. Now THR has word on some of the cast members joining Johnson including Jack the Giant Slayer king, Ian McShane. Read on!
In addition, veteran actor John Hurt, Shakespeare in Love star Joseph Fiennes and Rebecca Ferguson have all landed roles as well. While we're not sure about the roles for those three talents, McShane will be playing Amphiarus, a priest and prophet who is not just Hercules' counselor, but also a skilled warrior. Earlier this week, Deadline reports A Knight's Tale villain Rufus Sewell had a part in Hercules' mercenary company, and the same can be said for Aksel Hennie. Sewell will be playing a man named Autolycus, while Aksel's role is that of Tydeus. The cast isn't bad, but leaves something to be desired. However, it may just be my lack of interest in a Ratner film and another sword and sandal epic. Thoughts?