This from Variety just moments ago:
Dwayne Johnson is in talks to star in MGM's "Hercules," which will be directed by Brett Ratner. Johnson, who currently stars in "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and will next be seen in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," is currently prepping for his role in Michael Bay's "Pain and Gain." More to come..
And so we wait… :)
The beat doesn't stop for Dwayne Johnson… this would be like the 50th film he's attached to star in, if an agreement is reached. Dude is on overdrive right now. I guess you get while the getting's good; and it's apparently very good for him right now. But damn dude… consider slowing down a bit.
But this is what we'd call no-brainer casting. Of course The Rock is going to play Hercules. It's not like there are many other relatively young, thick-necked, muscle-bound actors in Hollywood who are also *names* who you'd cast in the role.
Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
I'll leave you with this: