Picture from Huston to Replace Heston in New Ben-Hur Movie
Charlton Heston takes on the title role of Judah Ben-Hur in the 1959 classic movie Ben-Hur. Image ©2001 Warner Brothers

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.

 

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The epic 1959 movie Ben-Hur gets a remake in 2016.

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