It was announced yesterday that Brett Ratner’s Hercules officially started production with Dwayne Johnson in the titular role. Today, Johnson has revealed a tease of his make-up for the role via his Twitter account. Johnson captioned the photo with this: “3 hr daily process w/ multi-time Academy Award nominated hair & make up artists. Love the transformation.. #HERCULES.” Check out the image below and let us know what you think!
Hercules also stars Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (“Deadwood,” Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rufus Sewell (Legend of Zorro), Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, “American Horror Story”), Peter Mullan (War Horse, Top of the Lake) and Academy Award-nominee John Hurt (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Rounding out the main cast are Rebecca Ferguson (“The White Queen”), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters), Aksel Hennie (Headhunters) and Reece Ritchie (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time).
Based on the Radical Studios graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the ensemble-action film is a revisionist 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.
Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…
Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules’ help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail… he must again become the hero he once was… he must embrace his own myth… he must be Hercules.