Ben Hur Remake starring Jack Huston

Paramount Pictures and MGM First Look At Ben Hur Remake


Yes this is happening, Paramount Pictures and MGM First Look At Ben Hur Remake starring Jack Huston!!!

Get your fist look at Ben Hur on the flip…

Ben Hur Remake starring Jack Huston

You might remember Huston, who recently starred in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Hail Ceasar and American Hustle.

Now he’s the lead in the Ben Hur remake via Paramount Pictures and MGM!

Ben Hur is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the August 12 release stars Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zorer and Sofia Black-D’Elia.

Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), who is taking on Charlton Heston’s original 1959 role, plays 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 original Ben Hur came out in 1959 and starred Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd and more. The movies original synpsis read as follows:

When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

Of course the studio has updated version that reads:

Ben Hur is about a falsely accused nobleman survives years of slavery to take vengeance on his best friend who betrayed him.

We will see if it messures up to the original. Ben-Hur was the movie that build a full scale Roman buildings that now stand in Los Angeles as a shopping mall called the Citidel has the first Ben-Hur photos (via USA Today) and you can view them in the gallery below.

The film is based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.”

Ben Hur hits theaters on August 12, 2016.

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