"Kon-Tiki" actor Tobias Santelmann has been cast as the villain in Brett Ratner's action thriller "Hercules" at MGM and Paramount.
Dwayne Johnson stars as the classic Greek hero which takes a more grounded approach to the story, removing the supernatural aspects.
In this version, Hercules is a feared mortal who leads a team of mercenaries on a job where all is ominously not what it appears.
Santelmann will play Rhesus, a golden-locked barbarian and revolutionary. He joins a cast that also includes Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt and Rebecca Ferguson.
Beau Flynn, Barry Levine and Ratner are producing with filming currently underway in Budapest.