It’s time for revenge.
English actor Jack Huston will be starring as Judah Ben-Hur in Timur Bekmambetov’s (from “Night Watch”) historical action film, “Ben-Hur”, which is the 4th film adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” (1880).
The official synopsis is as follows:
“Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (played by Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves, Esther, (played by Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to get revenge by challenging his adoptive brother in a grand chariot race while being forever changed after a series of encounters with Jesus of Nazareth.”
Written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley (from “12 Years A Slave”), the film also stars Morgan Freeman as Sheik Ilderim, Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus, and Pilou Asbæk (from “Ghost in the Shell”) as Pontius Pilate.
Fun Fact: Santoro previously received personal blessings from Pope Francis for his role as Christ.
Watch the latest trailer for “Ben-Hur” below:
It was also reported that Tom Hiddleston was considered for the title role while actresses Gal Gadot, Sofia Boutella, Moran Atias, and Natalia Warner were all in the running for the role of Esther.
“Ben-Hur” is slated for release on 19th August 2016.
For more information, visit the film’s official Facebook page.
Source: Screen Rant.