We reported back in March of last year that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had signed a deal with MGM to star in Brett Ratner’s Hercules, based on the 2008 graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War by Steve Moore.
Today we can report that Rufus Sewell (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Dark City), Ian McShane (American Horror Story: Asylum), Joseph Fiennes (American Horror Story: Asylum), John Hurt (Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Swedish actress, Rebecca Ferguson and Norwegian actor, Aksel Hennie have joined the cast as well, according to The Wrap.
Here’s the plot summary from the graphic novel by Steve Moore.
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.
We’ll keep you posted on all the news for Hercules starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie, and Rufus Sewell which is slated to hit theaters July 25, 2014.