British actor Joe Anderson is one of those people many have expected to break into the big time, but despite roles in Across The Universe, The Grey, The Crazies and Breaking Dawn Part 2, it hasn’t ever fully happened for him. However now he’s got another high profile role, as Variety reports that he’s joined the cast of Brett Ratner’s Hercules.
The film is based on the Radical Publishing graphic novel that takes a different approach to the Greek god, taking out many of the supernatural elements. Instead of being the son of Zeus, Hercules is a fierce mortal who is feared by many. When he leads his group of mercenaries on their latest mission, the job turns out to be much more complicated that previously imagined.
Dwayne Johnson is set for the title roles, with the likes of Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Aksel Hennie, Tobias Santelmann, Rebecca Ferguson and Ingrid Bolso Berdal also set to star. Anderson will play a marathon runner who sneaks around and brings news of enemy movements to Hercules and his crew.
Filming has already started in Budapest, with a July 25th 2014 release set. Before then we’ll be able to see Anderson starring opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Horns.