[Movies] Ian McShane Joins Cast of Hercules with The Rock
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.21.2013
He'll be Hercules' counselor...
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Ian McShane has joined the cast of Hercules starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
McShane joins a cast that also includes Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Swell, Aksel Hennie, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson. The movie is being directed by Brett Ratner and is said to be a grounded approach on the classic Greek hero with no supernatural elements.
McShane is set to play Amphiarus, a man who is part priest, part prophet, and part warrior who serves as Hercules' counselor.
McShane will also next be seen in Cuban Fury, a dance comedy that also stars Rashida Jones and Nick Nolte. The movie opens this summer. McShane is repped by ICM Partners, Gallant Management, Independent and Nelson, Davis, Wetzstein.
Hercules is slated to begin production in May in Budapest.