Friday, August 19, 2016 (Nationwide)
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Plot: What's the story about?
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.
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Who stars in Ben Hur: Cast List
Morgan Freeman ... Ildarin
"The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" , "Vanquish"
Jack Huston ... Ben-Hur
"Above Suspicion" , "Gucci"
"Zack Snyder's Justice League" , "Wonder Woman 1984"
Toby Kebbell ... Messala
"Wrath of the Titans" , "Kong: Skull Island"
Nazanin Boniadi ... Esther
"Hotel Mumbai" , "Desert Dancer"
Rodrigo Santoro ... Jesus Christ
"Rio" , "300: Rise of An Empire"
Who's making Ben Hur: Crew List
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Production: What we know about Ben Hur?
- Behind the scenes, the creative team includes Director of Photography, Oliver Wood (Bourne Identity), Production Designer, Naomi Shohan (American Beauty), Costume Designer, Varvava Avdyushko (Wanted), Visual Effects Supervisor, Academy Award® Winner Jim Rygiel (The Lord of Rings Franchise) and Special Effects Supervisor, Andy Williams (Fury).
- MGM will handle production with Jonathan Glickman, President, Motion Picture Group and Matt Dines, Vice President, Production, overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. The film will be distributed worldwide by Paramount Pictures, with select international territories as well as all television distribution to be handled by MGM.
- Based on Lew Wallace's 1880 epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ. The film returns to the heart of Lew Wallace's epic novel focusing on the nature of faith.
- July 2016: The film was in Completed status.
- June 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
- February 2015: The film was in Production status.
- April 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
- August 2013: The film was in Development status.
- January 2013: The film was in Announced status.
Principal photography has begun. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy.
MGM is in talks with Timur Bekmambetov to helm a new adaptation of the 1880 Lew Wallace novel.
MGM is planning to remake Ben-Hur, based on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
Ben Hur Release Date: When was the film released?
Ben Hur was released in 2016 on Friday, August 19, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 10 other movies released on the same date, including War Dogs, Kubo and the Two Strings and Morris From America. 2D/3D
When will the movie be on DVD?Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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