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'Ben-Hur' Remake Trailer Debuts Online - Watch Now!

The first trailer for the remake of the classic film Ben-Hur debuted online.

The film tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

The film also stars Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

Look out for the film in theaters on August 12, 2016.


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Rodrigo Santoro Will Play Jesus Christ in 'Ben-Hur' Remake!

Rodrigo Santoro has landed the role of Jesus Christ in the upcoming Ben-Hur movie remake, according to THR.

The 39-year-old Brazilian actor, who is best known for his roles in 300: Rise of an Empire, Love Actually, and Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, will be joining a star-studded cast in the film.

Ben-Hur follows a Jewish prince (Jack Huston) who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend (Toby Kebbell), then regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Also starring in the movie are Morgan Freeman, Olivia Cooke, and Ayelet Zurer.

Homeland's Nazanin Boniadi Lands 'Ben-Hur' Female Lead!

Nazanin Boniadi has landed the coveted female lead role in the upcoming remake of the classic film Ben-Hur, according to Deadline.

The 34-year-old Iranian-British actress, who is best known for playing CIA operative Fara Sherazi on the Showtime series Homeland, will be playing the role of Esther.

Gal Gadot was previously in discussions for the part, but scheduling conflicts arose and she wasn’t able to take the role.

Ben-Hur will feature Jack Huston in the title role and other actors in the film will include Toby Kebbell, Olivia Cooke, Pedro Pascal, and Morgan Freeman. The story follows a falsely accused nobleman who survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

Jack Huston Lands Title Role in 'Ben-Hur' Remake

Jack Huston just landed a star-making role as the title character in the upcoming Ben-Hur remake!

The 31-year-old actor is best known for his role as Richard Harrow on the hit HBO series Boardwalk Empire and he was most recently seen on screen in American Hustle.

Jack reportedly was up for the role Ben-Hur’s rival Messala, but director Timur Bekmambetov decided he was better suited for the lead role, according to Deadline. Morgan Freeman is already set to play the role of Ildarin, the man who teaches Ben-Hur how to be a chariot racer.

It was originally reported that Tom Hiddleston was being courted to play Ben-Hur, the role which was played by Charlton Heston in the original 1959 movie.

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Tom Hiddleston Being Courted for the 'Ben-Hur' Remake!

Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being courted to play the title role in the upcoming remake of the classic movie Ben-Hur.

The original film was released in 1959 and starred Charlton Heston as a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend. He later regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. The movie won 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Leading Role.

While Tom is rumored to be the first choice for the project, he has other projects possibly being lined up that could prevent him from taking the role, according to Deadline.

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