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"Kon-Tiki" Star Is "Hercules" Villain

By Garth Franklin Thursday June 20th 2013 11:24PM

"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.

Source: THR

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