BEN-HUR is an upcoming historical epic film directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and written by Keith R. Clarke and John Ridley. It is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace, and a remake of the 1959 classic film. The film stars Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Tory Kebbell, and Nazanin Boniadi.
The story centers on Judah Ben-Hur (Huston), a prince who falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but an encounter with Jesus (Santoro) leads him to the Crucifixion, where he discovers forgiveness and finds redemption.