The graphic novel from which the film is based describes Hercules as a tormented soul who walked the earth, finding his only solace in bloody battle. Anderson will play a marathon runner who brings Hercules news of enemy Rhesus’ movement before the battle.
The film is currently in production. Paramount will release “Hercules” on July 25, 2014.
Anderson’s other past credits include “The Grey” and “Across the Universe.” He can be seen next in the Red Granite pic “Horns.” He is repped by CAA, Management 360 and United Agents.