First 'Ben-Hur' Trailer: Chariot Racing Is the Only Way to Get Revenge
It's time for another epic where a slave has to take down the Roman empire a notch by getting revenge on someone who betrayed them. Ben-Hur is a new adaptation of the classic novel by Lew Wallace about two brothers who take their rivalry into the arena of chariot-racing. Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) was meant to be a prince, but his brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) betrayed him by accusing Judah of treason. After a bout with slavery, Judah is back, but now the only way to really get vengeance is to take him down in a chariot race so Rome's best can see him stripped of his glory. It's Gladiator, but with more chariots. Watch?
Here's the first trailer for the remake of Ben-Hur from Paramount Pictures:
Ben-Hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston of "Boardwalk Empire"), 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. The new adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ also stars Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro (300). Paramount Pictures releases the epic late this summer on August 12th. Interested at all?