Aksel Hennie is going Hollywood.
We've been vocal fans of the Norwegian star here at ScreenAnarchy since first coming across him in a pair of 2004 films - Uno
and Hawaii, Oslo
- and have tracked his career with great interest ever since. And with massive Norwegian hits such as Max Manus
now under his belt - both of which also secured major international attention - it comes as no surprise that Hennie is casting his eye farther afield. Hennie has just joined the cast of Brett Ratner's Hercules
, in which he will star opposite Dwayne Johnson as Tydeus - an axe wielding warrior so crazed he needs to be chained at night while he sleeps.
Is a Ratner action film the way I'd prefer to see an actor of Hennie's caliber make the step to Hollywood? Not really, no, but it'll certainly draw him a great deal of attention and with Norwegian thriller Pioneer
and international production The Last Knights
- with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen - also in the can it's not like he's putting himself in the multiplex box just yet.
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