Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 by Angie Han
Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur remake has a pretty good cast of guys lined up already, including Toby Kebbell, Pedro Pascal, Morgan Freeman, and Jack Huston in the title role. Now it may finally have found its female lead.
Homeland actress Nazanin Boniadi has just received an offer to play Esther, the part Gal Gadot was up for before scheduling conflicts forced her out. Hit the jump for more on the Ben-Hur Nazanin Boniadi casting. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
Maybe the world doesn’t really need another Ben-Hur, but if it has to have one it may as well feature an intriguing cast. Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, and Morgan Freeman signed on for the Timur Bekmambetov-directed epic last month, and future Wonder Woman Gal Gadot nabbed the female lead yesterday.
As of today, the latest addition to the cast is Pedro Pascal, last seen battling the second strongest man in the world on Game of Thrones. Hit the jump for more details on the Pedro Pascal Ben-Hur casting.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Angie Han
Up until now, Gal Gadot was mostly just known as the lady from the Fast and Furious films. But the way things are going for her, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in the near future. She’s set to star in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and today we learned she was also getting her own Wonder Woman solo outing.
Now on top of all that, she’s honing in on the female lead in Paramount and MGM’s new Ben-Hur. Timur Bekmambetov is directing the new take on the Biblical epic, with Jack Huston in the title role. Hit the jump for more on the Gal Gadot Ben-Hur news.
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Posted on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by Angie Han
Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur is moving along at chariot-race speed. Earlier this week we learned Jack Huston had been cast in the title role, and now comes news Toby Kebbell is about to join him as Ben-Hur’s BFF-turned-nemesis Messala. Morgan Freeman also boarded the cast last week.
Hit the jump for all the details on the Ben-Hur Toby Kebbell casting. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
The new Ben-Hur has its new Ben-Hur. Jack Huston has just been set for the lead in the Bible-times epic, which Timur Bekmambetov is directing. Morgan Freeman previously joined the cast as Ildarin, who turns the slave Ben-Hur into a champion chariot racer.
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Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
We recently reported that Tom Hiddleston was being courted for the new version of Ben-Hur, but while he makes up his mind Timur Bekmambetov has gone ahead and cast the film’s first star. Morgan Freeman is set to join the epic. The news comes one day after he booked a role in Ben-Hur‘s polar opposite, Ted 2. Hit the jump for the latest details.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 by Angie Han
With a 2016 release date already in place, MGM and Paramount’s Ben-Hur remake is closing in on a lead. Tom Hiddleston is reportedly being courted for the title role, which was played by Charlton Heston in the 1959 movie. Hit the jump for the latest updates on the Ben-Hur remake.
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Posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Paramount/MGM’s Ben-Hur remake has picked up a couple of new producers on its way to the cinema. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, executive producers of History’s successful The Bible miniseries and its subsequent feature Son of God, have just climbed aboard the chariot.
Timur Bekmambetov is directing, from a script by Keith Clarke and John Ridley. Could this be the rare faith-based film that manages to appeal to appeal to both religious audiences and secular ones? Get all the latest details on the movie, including the new release date, after the jump.
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Eight months ago, MGM bought the rights to Ben-Hur, a new spec script based on the nineteenth century novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. That news was so crazy, I had wiped it out of my memory. MGM didn’t though, and now the project is progressing.
The latest update is that Timur Bekmambetov, the director of Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is in early talks to direct the reimagining. Even if he doesn’t agree to make it, the fact MGM is courting a director with a visual style and track record like Bekmambetov says a lot about the script by Keith Clarke (The Way Back). Read More »