We've Got Our New Ben-Hur

September 17, 2014

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Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston has scored the hot part of being constantly compared to the Oscar-winning performance of Charlton Heston. Deadline reports that the actor has been cast in the title role of the long-developing Ben-Hur remake that will assumedly be just as timeless as the 1959 version that won 11 Academy Awards. Morgan Freeman is already attached to give the film some of his vocal gravitas in the role of Ildarin, the man who teaches Ben-Hur the art of being in a cool chariot race set piece. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter's Timur Bekmambetov is directing the film from a script that is said to focus more on the parallel story of Jesus Christ--ideal for a director experienced in shoehorning more risen dead in there.

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