Are you not entertained?
In "Ben-Hur," out in theaters August 19, Jack Huston attempts to fill the shoes of Charlton Heston as Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. This exclusive clip from Paramount Pictures shows Ben-Hur and Messala preparing for their epic chariot race, as Pilou Asbæk's Pontius Pilate warms up the blood-thirsty crowd, and Morgan Freeman's trainer Sheik Ilderim watches and waits.
Pontius Pilate: "People of Jerusalem, friends of Rome. We celebrate the power of man. You will see them race for glory. You will see them fight for honor. You will see them die for you!"
Messala: "You should've stayed away."
Ben-Hur: "You should'e killed me."
Messala: "I will."
Game on! This is actually the fourth film adaptation of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel, "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ," starting with two silent films and then, of course, the 1959 classic that won 11 Academy Awards. Paramount Vice Chairman Rob Moore said (via the New York Times) that this 2016 movie isn't a remake of the Charlton Heston version, but a new interpretation of the original novel.
Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) loses everything after his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), now an officer in the Roman army, returns to Jerusalem and accuses the young prince of treason. Stripped of his title and separated from his wife (Nazanin Boniadi) and family, Ben-Hur must endure years of slavery on a galley at sea. When fate brings the estranged brothers to an epic and deadly chariot race, Ben-Hur finally gets the chance to exact vengeance on the man who destroyed his life. Read More