Kellan Lutz has been cast in Hercules 3D.
The former Twilight actor, who played Emmett Cullen in all five of the series' installments, will play the lead role in the upcoming blockbuster, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Directed by Renny Harlin (The Covenant, Exorcist: The Beginning), the film is due to begin filming in May in Bulgaria.
"It takes more than a good physique to portray the most legendary, mythological personality in history, and Kellan has exactly that - personality," Harlin said.
"He's not afraid to explore the strengths and vulnerabilities of the character, and he impressed me with his passion and heart."
"It's closer to Gladiator than flying horses," said the director. "This is a breakout role for Kellan and a chance to grow and shine as an actor."
Hercules 3D is scheduled for release in March 2014.