Posted by: Matt McGloin
/ 2 years 35 weeks ago

Dwayne Johnson's Hercules Gets Ian McShane


6262 There have been a batch of cast announcements for the Dwayne Johnson-starring and Bret Ratner-directed Hercules movie, most notably with the addition of Ian McShane.

THR has it that Ian McShane has been cast as Amphiarus, part priest, part prophet and part warrior who is a counselor to Hercules.

Also joining Ian McShane are Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Aksel Hennie and Rufus Sewell. 

Ian McShane is noted for various roles including Al Swearengen in the HBO Deadwood series, Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean, and most recently Leigh Emerson in American Horror Story: Asylum and King Brahmwell in Bryan Singer's Jack The Giant Slayer.

Hercules has an August 14, 2014 release date.