The indie film “Project Olympus” has cast up and comer Adam Davenport to take on the leading role of Hercules. He is one of the first African-American actors to take on the role of the Greek hero.
The movie is directed by Alex Ewen and is described as a musical feature about the Greek gods. Michael Epstein and David Kenneth Eng at Road Warrior Entertainment are producing the feature. Shooting is set to begin this month in New York City.
Davenport is a Yale-trained stage actor who most recently guest-starred on Discovery ID’s “Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall.” He is a Chicago native who at a young age had a knack and talent for the creative arts. He can be seen next in the Off-Broadway production of “Last of the Caucasians” that will take place at the Barrow Group.