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Ian McShane joins Hellboy reboot

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IAN McShane, currently starring on Starz’s critically-acclaimed American Gods, has joined the Hellboy reboot.

The British actor, whose other hits include Deadwood, Lovejoy and Ray Donovan, will line p alongside is David Harbour in Lionsgate and Millennium’s reworking.

Harbour will play the demonic hero from the Mike Mignola comic books, while McShane will play Hellboy’s adoptive father, Professor Broom.

Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen is being directed by Neil Marshall, the horror director who broke out with The Descent and who went on to win rave reviews for his work on Game of Thrones.

The plot of the new film will find Hellboy squaring off against a medieval sorceress who seeks to destroy humankind.

The project is eyeing a September start and will shoot in the UK and Bulgaria.

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