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Ian McShane joins cast of upcoming 'Hellboy' reboot

By
Wade Sheridan
Ian McShane arrives at a photocall for the film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides during the 64th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 14, 2011. McShane is set to star in an upcoming reboot of Hellboy alongside David Harbour. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI
Ian McShane arrives at a photocall for the film "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" during the 64th annual Cannes International Film Festival on May 14, 2011. McShane is set to star in an upcoming reboot of "Hellboy" alongside David Harbour. File Photo by David Silpa/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Ian McShane has been cast in Lionsgate's upcoming reboot of Hellboy that stars Stranger Things alum David Harbour in the title role.

McShane will be featured in the film as Hellboy's adoptive father, Professor Broom, noted The Hollywood Reporter.

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The Hellboy reboot, announced in May by the comic book's creator Mike Mignola, is titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen and is set to begin production in September in the U.K. and Bulgaria, Variety reported.

The film will feature the superhero taking on an evil sorceress who threatens humankind. Director Neil Marshall (The Descent, Game of Thrones) is helming the project with a script by Andrew Cosby, Christopher Golden and Mignola.

Previously, director Guillermo del Toro helmed two Hellboy films that starred Ron Perlman in the lead role, 2004's Hellboy and 2008's Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

McShane currently stars on Starz drama American Gods and recently reprised a role on action film John Wick 2.

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