Huston to Replace Heston in New Ben-Hur Movie
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures are replacing Heston with Huston in the remake of the epic movie Ben-Hur. The studios announced today that principal photography has begin on the new film starring Jack Huston in the title role of Judah Ben-Hur made famous by Charlton Heston in the
Other actors signed on for the project include Morgan Freeman as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi as Esther. The screenplay is based on Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The film follows the story of a nobleman falsely accused and imprisoned for years as a slave before he gets a chance to take revenge on the man who betrayed him.
The movie is slated to be released worldwide in 2016.