Earlier this week we brought you a new trailer for Ben-Hur [watch it here] and now Paramount Pictures has released a featurette for Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming remake which sees the director along with actors Jack Huston and Toby Kebbel discuss how they wanted the chariot race scene to be as real as possible; take a look below after the official synopsis…
“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.”
Ben-Hur is set for release on August 19th in the States and on August 26th in the UK with a cast that includes Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Sofia Black D’Elia, Ayelet Zurer, Moisés Arias, Marwan Kenzari and Pilou Asbæk.
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