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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules. The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and...

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Dwayne Johnson signs up for Hercules

Nov 8 2012, 2:05am CST | by

Dwayne Johnson is to play legendary Greek character Hercules in a new movie.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially signed up to play legendary strong-man Hercules.
The movie - to be directed by 'Tower Heist' filmmaker Brett Ratner - will be co-produced by Paramount and MGM, following months of negotiations.
It will be based on the graphic novel 'Hercules: The Thracian Wars', and has been adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studios.
Even Spiliotopoulos also contributed to the script, Deadline.com reports.
The comic tells the tale of Hercules working with the Thracian army to turn them into one of the most ruthless in the world.
Production is expected to take part in early 2013.
Dwayne is well known for taking on alpha-male roles, having previously taken part in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and playing a character named Roadblock in the forthcoming 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation'.
He has a number of big roles lined up, including a part in body-building movie 'Pain and Gain' and a rumoured part in 'Arabian Nights' playing Sinbad.

 
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18 hours ago

Hercules role a dream come true for Dwayne Johnson (with video)

Jul 23 2014 3:25pm CDT | Source: canada

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but Dwayne Johnson might disagree. Back when Johnson was making the transition from The Rock wrestler to actor, he was trying to pitch a Hercules movie for his ci ...
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23 hours ago

Exclusive: How Dwayne Johnson Battled Through an Epic Injury on the Set of ‘Hercules’

Jul 23 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: yahoo

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Exclusive: How Dwayne Johnson Worked Through an Epic Injury on the Set of ‘Hercules’ It was while shooting the adventure-epic Hercules, which opens this Friday, that director Brett Ratner discovered the true strength and toughness of leading man Dwayne Johnson. Sure, there was the grueling 32-week regimen Johnson undertook to play the son of Zeus —the insane 7-meal-a-day diet alone would fell most mortals. But what really impresse ...
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23 hours ago

Boyega, Johnson Hint At Playing Superheroes

Jul 23 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
British actor John Boyega, currently shooting "Star Wars: Episode VII," dropped some tweets this week indicating that the young thesp is not only keen on playing a Marvel hero, he knows exactly which one he wants to play - Black Panther. He tweeted: "Marvel role? ....he he he ... I'm damn right aiming for it... Currently booking flight to Wakanda". Coming the day before Comic Con begins in earnest, this has unsurprisingly set the social media ver ...
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1 day ago

Dwayne Johnson maybe revealed he's playing a superhero

Jul 22 2014 3:58pm CDT | Source: cnn

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe. ...
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1 day ago

Marvel Makes Robert Downey Jr. And Chris Hemsworth Two Of Hollywood’s Top Earning Actors

Jul 22 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

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“Make Mine Marvel” is becoming Hollywood’s mantra. Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth, the stars of 2013′s two Marvel Studios releases, find themselves in the top five highest earning actors of the past year, according to Forbes Magazine. Downey Jr. is #1, earning a mind-boggling $75 million last year and Hemsworth is #5, earning $37 million. Who rounds out the rest of the top ten? Check out the list below. Here’s the full list f ...
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2 days ago

The Rock Talks Going Up Against Superman...And Winning

Jul 22 2014 8:09am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
There aren't too many among us who'd be willing to tangle with The Rock if it came to a full on, no holds barred fight to the death (or even to the pain). Dwayne Johnson, after all, is a man in possession of an action movie and wrestling career that's enough to categorize him as a deadly weapon.Who still cares about nutrition.The guns he's carrying? Smaller arms have settled international border disputes.The point of which? When The Rock says he could beat u ...
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2 days ago

Fast and Furious 7

Jul 22 2014 4:55am CDT | Source: movienewz

Russell Wilson, Jason Statham, And Nicollette Sheridan On "Extra"
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in Fast & Furious 7, the seventh installment of Universal’s car-racing/heist franchise. Fast & Furious 7 continues the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed. Ian Shaw (Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto (Diesel) and his crew for the death of his br ...
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2 days ago

Dwayne Johnson’s Quake Thriller ‘San Andreas’ Finally Shoots in San Francisco

Jul 21 2014 8:38pm CDT | Source: Variety

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
After serving as a rallying point for improving California’s film incentive program,  Dwayne Johnson’s quake thriller “San Andreas” has started shooting its final scenes in San Francisco after most of the film was shot in Australia. The film’s first unit began shooting Sunday in San Francisco ...
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2 days ago

Dwayne Johnson maybe just revealed that he’s playing a ‘Justice League’ superhero

Jul 21 2014 6:25pm CDT | Source: popwatch

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros’ rapidly expanding DC movie un ...
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Dwayne Johnson maybe just revealed that he's playing a 'Justice League' superhero

Jul 21 2014 6:25pm CDT | Source: ew

Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Hercules" - Arrivals
Dwayne Johnson has long been rumored to play a character in Warner Bros' rapidly expanding DC movie universe. In a surprising revelation happening days before th ...
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