Joe Anderson Joins Brett Ratner’s Hercules

Variety is reporting that The Grey and Twilight actor Joe Anderson has signed on for Brett Ratner’s upcoming Hercules film. Anderson will play a marathon runner “who brings Hercules news of enemy Rhesus’ movement before the battle.”

Hercules stars Dwayne Johnson as the titular hero along with Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and John Hurt. Rounding out the main cast are Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie and Reece Ritchie.

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. President Barry Levine of Radical Studios is a producer and Executive VP Jesse Berger is an executive producer on the film.  
 
Hercules will land in theaters on July 25, 2014.
 
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