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Santa Monica, CA  November 12, 2013 – Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate® (NYSE: Lgf) company, has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Millennium Films’ action-adventure Hercules: The Legend Begins starring Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga, the upcoming The Expendables 3) and directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger).  Summit will release the film in 3D and 2D nationwide on February 7, 2014.  The deal was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairs Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger, and Avi Lerner, Chairman of Millennium Films.

Lutz stars as Hercules, the mythical Greek hero, demigod and son of Zeus.  Betrayed by his King and sold into slavery, Hercules must use his formidable strength to fight for his freedom and return to his true love, Hebe, the Princess of Crete (played by Gaia Weiss).

The supporting cast includes Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Liam Garrigan (Strike Back), Johnathon Schaech (Ray Donovan, The Client List »

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