A fallen hero rises in Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ



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Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the first trailer of its new epic, action-adventure Ben-Hur from director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted). The trailer may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLJdzky63BA.

Written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley, Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston (HBO's Boardwalk Empire), Toby Kebbell (The Prince of Persia), Morgan Freeman, and also starring Rodrigo Santoro (300), Nazanin Boniadi (TV's Homeland), Ayelet Zurer (Angels and Demons), and Sofia Black D’Elia (Project Almanac).

Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), 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 film is based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Opening across the Philippines in August 2016, Ben-Hur is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


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