Irina Shayk recently took to her Facebook page to announce that she has joined the cast of Hercules: The Thracian Wars as the wife of Hercules. This was also confirmed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Twitter.
“Fourteen hundred years ago, a tormented soul walked the earth that was neither man nor god. Hercules was the powerful son of the god king Zeus, for this he received nothing but suffering his entire life. After twelve arduous labors and the loss of his family, this dark, world-weary soul turned his back on the gods finding his only solace in bloody battle. Over the years he warmed to the company of six similar souls, their only bond being their love of fighting and presence of death. These men and woman never question where they go to fight or why or whom, just how much they will be paid. Now the King of Thrace has hired these mercenaries to train his men to become the greatest army of all time. It is time for this bunch of lost souls to finally have their eyes opened to how far they have fallen when they must train an army to become as ruthless and blood thirsty as their reputation has become.“
Shayk joins an already impressive cast which includes Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, not to mention Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Hercules. The screenplay for Hercules was adapted by Ryan Condal from Radical Studio’s graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars.
The Brett Ratner directed film is set for release on July 25th, 2014. What do you guys think about this newest edition to the cast?