Dwayne Johnson stars in the film Hercules

Dwayne ” The Rock” Johnson is set to play the iconic hero Hercules in the latest movie adaptation.

Dwayne Johnson stars in the film Hercules
Hercules is an American adventure film based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.

It also stars Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Rufus Sewell and supermodel Irina Shayk.

Directed by Brett Ratner (“Tower Heist”),  and distributed by Paramount Pictures and MGM, “Hercules” is scheduled to hit theaters on July 23.