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By Brandon Jones On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Pure Flix falls flat with ‘Samson’ but don’t blame Taylor James

Pure Flix returns with another faith-based film, an epic Samson tale, based on the popular Biblical events surrounding the God-empowered Jew who conquers the Philistines only to betray his oath with the Lord and More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, July 25th, 2016
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Paramount drops new ‘Ben-Hur’ trailer, star Jack Huston compares chariot race to NASCAR

Paramounts wants fans to meet the new Ben-Hur, a bit different than Charlton Heston in the 1959 classic film, but a different, rugged version played by Jack Huston in Timur Bekmambetov’s upcoming new film: Ben-Hur. More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, June 10th, 2016
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Jack Huston talks ‘Ben-Hur’ chariot race as new trailer released

The 2016 remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur is taking the epic story to another level, and ET went behind the scenes for an exclusive look, talking with star Jack Huston. “It’s sort of like when people More...

By Stephen Nevets On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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First ‘Ben’Hur’ remake trailer, photo has Jack Huston in action

MGM and Paramount Pictures have released the first trailer and photos for Ben-Hur, a new adaptation of Lew Wallace’s classic novel, which will star Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 18th, 2016
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Marwan Kenzari joins Tom Cruise for ‘The Mummy’ reboot

Marwan Kenzari has joined the cast of Universal’s The Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, who will play the titular character. Universal has hired Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan to develop More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, November 19th, 2015
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‘Ben-Hur’ delayed til August 2016, ‘Risen’ moves up to a February release

MGM and Paramount Pictures have moved the release of Ben-Hur by nearly six months — from Feb. 26 to Aug. 12. This opened up the date for Risen, another faith-based project, to move up and upon in theaters. After More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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‘The Crow’ News: Jack Huston out, Nicholas Hoult or Jack O’Connell in?

Jack Huston has dropped out of The Crow, abandoning the role originated by Brandon Lee in the 1994 film of the same name, but had to drop out due to scheduling issues. The Crow is currently in pre-production in More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, May 8th, 2015
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Pope Francis blesses Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus for ‘Ben-Hur’

The Brazilian actor who starred in the 300 films and on Lost, received an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday and received a special blessing, captured in a photo by co-star Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Esther More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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‘Ben-Hur’ remake prevented from filming at Circus Maximus

While the chariots will certainly be racing by in the new Ben-Hur film, they will note be re-enacting events in the actual Circus Maximus as Italy’s archeological officials have blocked filming at the famous More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Moises Arias added to cast of ‘Ben-hur’ remake

The Biblical epic from Timur Bekmambetov, Ben-Hur, added another member of the cast as Moises Arias has joined the remake as Gestas. Gestas is “a teenage Jewish zealot whose family has been murdered by the More...

By Stephen Nevets On Friday, October 31st, 2014
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Gal Gadot passes on ‘Ben-Hur’ due to ‘Batman v Superman’ schedule

Gal Gadot has passed on a role in Ben Hur, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, noting that her schedule for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t allow it to work out. “Gadot was to have co-starred More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal set to join Jack Huston in ‘Ben-Hur’ remake

The remake of the classic film Ben-Hur added a pair of new cast members according to separate reports from THR and Deadline. Gal Gadot and Pedro Pascal appear to be set for the new film, directed by Timur Bekmambetov. Gadot More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
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Toby Kebbell joins ‘Ben-Hur’ remake as the villain, Messala

Director Timur Bekmambetov‘s Ben-Hur remake is moving ahead by quickly adding another cast member to join Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman. Now the role of villain, Ben-Hur’s nemesis, Messala, will be played More...

By Stephen Nevets On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
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‘Boardwalk Empire’ star Jack Huston cast as lead in ‘Ben-Hur’ remake

Just days after initial casting, MGM and Paramount have announced they cast the title role in the upcoming Ben-Hur make. Jack Huston, most famous for his role on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will play the character More...

By Stephen Nevets On Thursday, September 11th, 2014
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Morgan Freeman cast in Timur Bekmambeto’s remake of ‘Ben-Hur’

Production is set for 2015 and MGM, Paramount and director Timur Bekmambetov announced the first casting for the new Ben-Hur film. Deadline reports that Morgan Freeman will play the role of Ildarin, the man More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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MGM hires Mark Burnett, Roma Downey to produce ‘Ben-Hur’ remake

The character made famous by Charlton Heston will be back. Paramount, MGM have hired The Bible, Son of God creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey to produce a remake of the classic Ben-Hur. “We are thrilled More...


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