Kellan Lutz To Play Hercules

Kellan Lutz has lined up a new role – as Hercules.

Renny Harlin will direct Kellan in the project – “Hercules 3D” — for Millennium Films.

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“Kellan has the look and charisma that Harlin envisioned for the character,” Head of Creative Affairs Boaz Davidson, said in a statement. “Renny had him in mind from the start, and we are really excited to have him on board.”

Production on the film kicks off next month in Bulgaria.

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According to the studio, at the center of the film is a “passionate love story between Lutz and the Princess of Crete, who was promised to his older brother despite her undying love for Hercules.”

Previously, Kellan played Hercules’ uncle – Poseidon – in the 2011 film, “Immortals.”

“The Twilight Saga” star isn’t the only actor inhabiting the role of Zeus’ son, Hercules. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is playing the part in “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” under director Brett Ratner. That film is slated for release on July 25, 2014.

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Other actors who have played Hercules include Kevin Sorbo, who starred in the television series, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys,” and Ryan Gosling, who starred in “Young Hercules” (Watch the “Young Hercules” opening sequence HERE.)

-- Jolie Lash

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