Cast Grows For Dwayne Johnson Hercules Film

Aksel Hennie, who starred in the acclaimed Norwegian thriller Headhunters, has joined the cast of the upcoming Dwayne Johnson-starring Hercules: The Thracian Wars movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Aksel Hennie in Headhunters

He will play a mad, axe-wielding warrior named Tydeus in the film, an adaptation of Radical Publishing comic books The Thracian Wars and The Knives of Kush. Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand) is set to direct.

Apparently this take on the film ditches a great deal of the fantasy associated Greek myths. Hercules is not the son of Zeus but a mere mortal (can Dwayne Johnson play “mere” mortals?) who leads a team of mercenaries on a job where all is not what it appears.