Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer and poster for the much-anticipated Ben-Hur remake.
Jack Huston portrays Judah Ben-Hur, taking on a role that Charlton Heston won an Oscar for in 1959. Toby Kebbell portrays Judah’s adopted brother, Messala, who becomes his enemy.
The film draws from the novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows.
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 hits theaters on August 12th, 2016.SuperFable