The cast for director Brett Ratner‘s next movie, Hercules, has added a handful of new actors to join Dwayne Johnson, who’s starring in the lead role.
New additions to the cast include Ian McShane (Deadwood, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Enemy at the Gates), John Hurt (Alien, Hellboy), Rufus Sewell (Dark City, A Knight’s Tale), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), and Askel Hennie (Headhunters).
Hercules is based on the Radical Studios graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian War, and follows Hercules, after he’s renounced his own mythological origins, as he lives in exile working as a mercenary. Along with his band of mercenary companions, they’ll face a monumental challenge that will see Hercules questioning everything he believes in.
Production on the movie is set to begin in May, and it is currently scheduled for release on July 25, 2014.