Can the new Ben-Hur win 11 Oscars like the original 1959 version with Charlton Heston?
Hollywood took its time to remake the classic Oscar winning 1959 Ben-Hur movie. Now the first trailer of Ben-Hur 2016 dropped and it is intense. Charlton Heston played Ben-Hur, the Palestinian Jew who is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ in 1959. In 2016 Jack Huston has the honors of playing the iconic Ben-Hur role.
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The original Ben-Hur was nominated for 12 Academy Awards and won an unprecedented 11 Oscars. Can the new 2016 Ben-Hur get close to that? The trailer is full of action and aimed at 3D theaters.
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. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.
The 2016 Ben-Hur movie will be in theaters August 12. Ben-Hur is based on the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ written by Lew Wallace in 1880. Watch the Ben-Hur trailer below.
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