The latest incarnation comes from director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) from a scripted credited to Keith R. Clarke (The Way Back) and Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave); the source of the material is still Lew Wallace’s novel Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ. In the remake, rising British actor Jack Huston (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, American Hustle) plays Judah Ben-Hur, a falsely accused Jewish nobleman who after years of slavery vows revenge on his betrayer- his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). The ensemble cast is rounded out by Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer) and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (London Has Fallen).
Ben-Hur hit theaters on August 12, 2016. Check out the trailer below: