Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.
I went in to the advance screening of Ben-Hur expecting a disaster. While the trailers weren’t brilliant, they showed both some promise and the possibility of a total bleep-up.
Instead, it was neither the film of that promise nor the Golden Raspberry contender it could have been.
It was a technically proficient film that had some decent performances and some good ideas, but it left me curiously unmoved.
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Summer 2016 is about to conclude, and
GeekScholars Movie News dives into its August preview where the hosts reveal their Rotten Tomatoes and Opening Box Office predictions for:
Kubo and the Two Strings
The remake of Ben-Hur – starring Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman and Toby Kebbell – has a racy new trailer. Chariot racing that is.
Check it out after the jump. Ben-Hur opens on August 19th.
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Paramount’s remounting of the epic tale of slavery, vengeance, redemption and The Christ, Ben-Hur opens on August 19th.
In a new featurette, stars Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman and producer Sean Daniel talk about the film’s scale. Check it out after the break.
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The story of Judah Ben-Hur made of one of the greatest films ever made. Now, fifty-seven years later, there’s a new Ben-Hur in town.
Jack Huston is Judah Ben-Hur in this epic story of brother vs. brother; slave versus empire – a tale that not incidentally borders on the story of Christ in an intriguing manner.
Paramount Pictures’ Ben_Hur will be in theaters on August 12th. Check out the first trailer after the break.
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Principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur, the Timur Bekmambetov-directed based on the Lew Wallace novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Ben-Hur stars Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman as Ilderim (Red, Lucy), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther.
Bekmambetov directs from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Ben-Hur is slated for a February 26, 2016 premiere. For further details, follow the jump.
Continue reading MGM/Paramount’s Ben-Hur Begins Production!
Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, whose Son of God was an unexpected hit during its theatrical run, are teaming up with Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to produce a remake of the classic film, Ben-Hur.
The film will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Nightwatch, Wanted) from a script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) for release on February 26th, 2016. For more details, check out the price list after the jump.
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