Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have announced an impressive cast to join Dwayne Johnson in the production of Hercules due to shoot next year.

The lineup includes Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES), Rufus Sewell (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER), Joseph Fiennes (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, “American Horror Story”), Rebecca Ferguson (The BBC’s “The White Queen”), Aksel Hennie (HEADHUNTERS) and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt (IMMORTALS, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS).

Directed by Brett Ratner the film is set to begin production in May and is based on Radical Studio’s graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars.”

The ensemble-action film will take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. The screenplay is by Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

 

“We are thrilled to surround Dwayne with an ensemble cast featuring legendary actors as well as some of the finest emerging talents working today,” said Jonathan Glickman, MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group. “We are anxious to get production underway on what promises to be a high-action film that works around the globe.”