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Hercules: The Thracian Wars - Dwayne Johnson in first official photos

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Dwayne Johnson has tweeted the first official photo from Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

The action hero and wrestler will star in the title role in the Brett Ratner-directed project, to be released on July 25 in the US and August 8 in the UK.

Dwayne Johnson as Hercules

© Paramount / Kerry Brown


Johnson captioned the photo: "The world's first superhero. #TilDeathOrVictory."

Another photo showing Johnson in character has also been released by Paramount Pictures and MGM.

Dwayne Johnson as Hercules

© Paramount / David James


Based on the graphic novel of the same name, the film is a retelling of the classic myth, and follows Hercules's path as a mercenary.

Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie and Tobias Santelmann will also star in the movie.

Dwayne Johnson recently signed up to front HBO show Ballers, which has received a series order from the cable channel.

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