Hercules (2014 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Brett Ratner|
|Produced by||Brett Ratner
|Screenplay by||Ryan Condal
|Based on||Hercules (Radical Comics)
by Steve Moore
|Music by||Fernando Velázquez|
|Edited by||Mark Helfrich|
|Flynn Picture Company
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures
Hercules is an upcoming American adventure film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne Johnson, 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.
Having completed his legendary twelve labors, Hercules (Johnson), the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
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- Dwayne Johnson as Hercules
- John Hurt as the King of Thrace
- Rufus Sewell as Autolycus
- Ian McShane as Amphiaraus
- Joseph Fiennes
- Rebecca Ferguson as Ergenia
- Aksel Hennie as Tydeus
- Reece Ritchie as Iolaus
- Steve Peacocke as Stephanos
- Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Atalanta
- Peter Mullan
- Irina Shayk as Megara
- Joe Anderson
- Tamina Snuka
- Barbara Palvin as Antimache
- Tobias Santelmann
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."
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