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Rufus Sewell Joins Hercules, Kiefer Sutherland in Pompeii

By March 20, 2013

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Rufus SewellDwayne Johnson has some company in Hercules. Deadline says Rufus Sewell has joined the cast of the action drama to be directed by Brett Ratner. Johnson will play the title role with Sewell tackling the part of Autolycus. Set up at Paramount Pictures and MGM, Hercules will also feature Aksel Hennie as Tydeus.

Currently in pre-production, we can expect to see Hercules in theaters on July 25, 2014.

In other big casting news, The Hollywood Reporter reports Kiefer Sutherland (Touch) has landed the role of the main bad guy in Pompeii. Paul W.S. Anderson (the Resident Evil movies) is directing the action thriller with Game of Thrones' Kit Harington, Emily Browning, and Jared Harris signed on to the project.

Pompeii follows Harington's character, Milo, a slave who has to save his true love and his gladiator best friend after Mt. Vesuvius erupts.

Filming's expected to begin next month.

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