Hercules SynopsisParamount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film Hercules, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, Hercules. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt.
Hercules Release Date
In Theaters July 25, 2014
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann. Rebecca Ferguson, and Isaac Andrews
Written by: Ryan Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Produced by: Beau Flynn, Barry Levine, and Brett Ratner
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Paramount Pictures and MGM
External Info: Hercules Official Website
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