Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes to play gods in Clash of the Titans

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes will play warring gods in Clash of the Titans, the remake of the Greek-god epic to be directed by Louis Leterrier, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Neeson is playing Zeus, the wise yet sometimes ill-tempered king of the gods and father of Perseus (Sam Worthington).

Fiennes will play Hades, ruler of the underworld, who aims to overtake Zeus and rule over all. Fiennes' deal is in still in negotiations.

The two actors join Mads Mikkelsen, Gemma Arterton and Alexa Davalos in the production, which begins shooting later this month in the United Kingdom.

The deal marks Neeson's first since the tragic death of his wife, Natasha Richardson. The deal was initiated before her death.