Hercules is an upcoming American adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson (in multiple roles), Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes, and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and MGM, it is set to be released on July 25, 2014.It is one of two Hollywood-studio Hercules movies scheduled for 2014, the other being Summit Entertainment’s The Legend of Hercules.
Dwayne Johnson as Hercules
John Hurt as the King of Thrace
Rufus Sewell as Autolycus
Ian McShane as Amphiaraus
Rebecca Ferguson as Erginia
Aksel as Tydeus
Reece Ritchie as lolaus
Steve Peacocke as Stephanos
Ingrid Bolso Berdal as Atalanta
Irina Shayk as Megara
Barbara Palvin as Antimache
The film is directed by Brett Ratner. The producers are Beau Flynn, Barry Levine, and Brett Ratner, with Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, and Jesse Berger serving as executive producers. To prepare for the role, Dwayne Johnson took on a grueling training routine, stating: “I trained and worked harder than ever for 8 months for this role. Lived alone and locked myself away (like a moody 260-lb. monk) in Budapest for 6 months while filming. Goal was to completely transform into this character. Disappear in the role. Press journalist asked me today, with the mental & physical toll the role had on me, would I do it again? Not only would I do it again.. I’d do it fucking twice.
It is set to be released on July 25th, 2014