Danny Huston to play Poseidon in ‘Clash of the Titans’

Posted by · 10:13 am · April 29th, 2009

Danny HUstonBoy, Danny Huston sure does seem to be going for the cash grab lately.  He’s a talented actor, so I sure wish he’d try to expand beyond the creative rut he’s in right now.  First “30 Days of Night,” then “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” now this?  We’re a long way from “The Proposition.”

All that said, I’m strangely looking forward to the “Clash” remake, which has already landed Liam Neeson in the role of Zeus and Sam Worthington in the role of Perseus.  Ralph Fiennes is also set to star as Hades and one of my favorite young actresses, Alexa Davalos, has been cast as Andromeda.

Here’s the Hollywood Reporter brief, fit with an unfortunate lede:

Danny Huston is getting wet for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Huston has been cast as Poseidon in “Clash of the Titans” opposite other Mount Olympus power players Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes. Sam Worthington, Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng and Alexa Davalos also are in the cast.

The retelling of the Perseus myth, directed by Louis Leterrier (“The Incredible Hulk”), began shooting Monday outside London.

The question remains. Who’s gonna play Medusa!?

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  • 1 4-29-2009 at 10:47 am

    BobMcBob said...

    Sam Worthington seems to be gunning for top of the A-list with the projects he has coming out.

    His only significant role right now is in “Somersault” but all of his upcoming films seems interesting.

  • 2 4-29-2009 at 12:00 pm

    Liz said...

    I dislike Danny Huston intensely, and I can’t quite figure out why. He was decent in “The Proposition,” but he was the worst part of every other movie I’ve seen him in. I think it’s that he constantly seems to have an obnoxious smirk on his face.


  • 3 4-29-2009 at 12:10 pm

    Bernardo said...

    Uma Thurman would be perfect. She got the eyes and the hair lol.

  • 4 4-29-2009 at 12:14 pm

    Bridgeman said...

    I’d like to see Kate Winslet in a special effects movie. Get Kate to do it!

  • 5 4-29-2009 at 12:51 pm

    Cameron said...

    Elizabeth Taylor should play Medusa to save money on makeup lol