Ben-Hur (2016)

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A prince is stripped of his title and subjected to years of slavery in exile, after being betrayed by his adopted brother. He endures great adversity in order to exact revenge on his enemy, but a divine meeting alters his life forever.
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Cast: Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro, Toby Kebbell

Crew: Timur Bekmambetov (Director), Oliver Wood (Director of Photography), Marco Beltrami (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India), PG13 (Singapore)

Genres: Action, Adventure, History

Release Dates: 19 Aug 2016 (India), 18 Aug 2016 (Malaysia), 18 Aug 2016 (Singapore), 08 Sep 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

Tagline: Brother against brother. Slave against empire.

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Did you know? Sofia Boutella, Moran Atias and Natalia Warner were considered for the role of Esther before Nazanin Boniadi was finalized for the role Read More
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as Judah Ben-Hur
as Ilderim
as Esther
as Jesus
as Messala Severus
as Decurion
as Roman soldier
as Naomi Ben-Hur
as Merchant
as Market Centurion
as Hortator
as Marcus Decimus
as Avigail
as Angry Slave
as Angry Slave
as Kadeem
as Slave
as Elijah
as Elijah
as Roman Guard
as Simonides
as Gestas
as Quintus
as Flores
as Gesius
as Wounded Soldier
as Druses
as Simon Cyrene
as Dismas
as The Warrior
as Pontius Pilate
as Garrison Captain
as Tirzah Ben-Hur
as Peter
as Jacob
as Sick Oarsman


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Converted to 3D
Brother against brother. Slave against empire.
Mentor. Trainer. Protector.
Brother. Traitor. Pride of Rome.
Slave. Rebel. Champion.
Defender. Confidant. Believer.
Teacher. Prophet. Savior.
First to finish. Last to die.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Ben-Hur (Hindi)
Dubbed into: Ben-Hur (Telugu)
Dubbed into: Ben-Hur (Tamil)
Olivia Cooke was originally offered the role of Tirzah, Ben-Hur's sister but was replaced by Sofia Black-D'Elia

Sofia Boutella, Moran Atias and Natalia Warner were considered for the role of Esther before Nazanin Boniadi was finalized for the role

Pedro Pascal was originally chosen to be cast as Pontius Pilate but was replaced by Pilou Asbaek

Ben-Hur is Morgan Freeman's first film for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Morgan Freeman did some narrating at the beginning and end of the film and recorded a majority of this at Clarksdale, Mississippi

The first remake of Ben Hur released during the ear 1959 had won a total of 11 Oscars which is a still standing record for most Oscar wins

The film was originally set on for release on February 26, 2016, but in October 2015, it was pushed back to August 12, 2016

The lead role was offered to Tom Hiddleston but he chose to do Kong: Skull Island (2017) instead.

Ben-Hur will be the fifth screen adaptation of Lew Wallace's novel

Gal Gadot was originally cast as Esther but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts
Filming Start Date:
02 Feb 2015