WHO’S IN IT?
Jack Huston (American Hustle), Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Nazanin Boniadi (Iron Man), Rodrigo Santoro (300), Sofia Black D’Elia (Project Almanac), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel), Moisés Arias (Ender’s Game), Pilou Asbæk (Lucy), Marwan Kenzari (Black Out), James Cosmo (Trainspotting)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), director; Keith R. Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years A Slave), writers; Mark Burnett (Son of God), Sean Daniel (The Mummy Returns), Duncan Henderson (Battleship) and Joni Levin (The Way Back), producers; Marco Beltrami (A Good Day to Die Hard), composer; Oliver Wood (Grimsby), cinematographer; Dody Dorn (Memento), Richard Francis-Bruce (The Shawshank Redemption) and Bob Murawski (Spider-Man), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In Roman-occupied Jerusalem, Jewish prince Judah Ben-Hur (Huston) is falsely accused of assassination by his adoptive brother and childhood friend Messala (Kebbell), and after spending years in slavery under the Romans, he is able to secure his revenge by challenging Messala to a chariot race that could change everything – but no more so than a few chance encounters with Jesus Christ (Santoto)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The multi Oscar-winning epic Ben-Hur is being remade by the director of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – so how can you NOT be excited by the potential of its entertaining horribleness?