Kellan Lutz is Hercules
‘Twilight’ muscle hunk, Kellan Lutz, has landed a breakout role, nabbing the lead in the upcoming multimillion-dollar action epic ‘Hercules 3D’.
Lutz beat out a slew of other actors for the role. Directed by Renny Harlin (Deep Blue Sea, Die Hard 2), the $70 million flick will begin shooting in Bulgaria in May.
“It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history,” Harlin told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview, “and Kellan has exactly that, personality. He’s not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart.”
And his physique didn’t exactly hurt. Although the producers are keeping mum about the new film’s plot, it’s rumored to be basically a love story between Hercules and a princess from Crete.
In honor of Lutz’s new role as Hercules, check out the gallery, below, which showcase his sexy muscles.