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‘Lucy’ Star Pilou Asbæk to Play Pontius Pilate in ‘Ben-Hur’ (Exclusive)

21 January 2015 3:04 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Game of Thrones” actor Pedro Pascal was previously in talks for the role

MGM’s “Ben-Hur” has added “Lucy” star Pilou Asbæk to play Pontius Pilate, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Game of Thrones” star Pedro Pascal was previously in talks for the role in the Timur Bekmambetov film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).

The studio and Asbæk’s reps could not immediately be reached for comment.

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to »

- Linda Ge and Jeff Sneider

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Rodrigo Santoro to Play Jesus Christ in ‘Ben-Hur’

13 January 2015 5:44 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Rodrigo Santoro is in talks to join the cast of Timur Bekmambetov‘s “Ben-Hur” remake for MGM and Paramount, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Santoro would play Jesus Christ, who figures in several key scenes in the film about the titular Jewish Prince, played by Jack Huston, who is forced into slavery by his former friend, Messala (Toby Kebbell).

Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’

Ayelet Zurer plays Ben-Hur’s mother, while Sofia Black-d’Elia plays his sister. Morgan Freeman and Pedro Pascal will co-star in the epic period picture, »

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Rodrigo Santoro to Play Jesus in ‘Ben-Hur’

13 January 2015 4:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“300: Rise of an Empire” star Rodrigo Santoro is in negotiations to portray Jesus in the “Ben-Hur” reboot for MGM and Paramount.

Mark Burnett, Sean Daniel and Joni Levin are producing the film, set for release on Feb. 26, 2016.

Wanted” director Timur Bekmambetov is helming from a screenplay originally written by Keith Clarke, with revisions by “12 Years a Slave” writer John Ridley, who will exec produce along with Clarke and Jason F. Brown.

The project began taking shape in 2013 when MGM acquired Clarke’s script, an adaptation of Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.” That story focuses on the years prior to those portrayed the 1959 film, centering on the characters Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem, and his childhood friend Messala, who returns home as a commanding officer of the Roman legions and betrays the Ben-Hur family.

The novel is in the public domain. »

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Sofia Black-d’Elia Lands ‘Ben-Hur’ Role

12 January 2015 4:28 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: Skins and Gossip Girl actress Sofia Black-D’Elia has been cast opposite Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, and Toby Kebbell in Ben-Hur, which Timur Bekmambetov is directing for MGM and Paramount Pictures.

The historical epic chronicles the blood feud between Judah Ben-Hur (Huston) and Messala that erupts when Messala (Kebbell) condemns his childhood friend to slavery and certain death aboard a Roman warship.

Black-D’Elia will take the role of Tirzah, Judah’s sister who becomes quietly political when the Roman Empire takes control of Jerusalem. She is imprisoned alongside her mother and both contract leprosy before Judah returns home to free his family and avenge them all.

Produced by The Bible’s Mark Burnett, Keith Clarke, Jason Brown and Sean Daniel for The Sean Daniel Company, and Joni Levin for Point Blank Productions, the remake will hew more closely to the 1880 Lew Wallace novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ »

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Giveaway – Win A Copy of The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power

12 January 2015 6:26 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The great Scorpion King and a disloyal rival race against time to find a treasure that possesses the power to rule the world in The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power, debuting on DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack including Blu-ray™, DVD, and Digital HD with Ultraviolet™ on January 13, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The epic next chapter in the billion-dollar The Mummy franchise, The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power  propels the enormously successful series to new heights with a cast of renowned veterans and icons from the mixed martial arts and professional wrestling worlds as well as the intrigue and pulse-pounding action than fans have come to embrace.

Victor Webster (The Scorpion King: The Battle for Redemption) stars as the heroic warrior Mathayus  and is joined by Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”), Ellen Holman (“Spartacus”), Barry Bostwick (“Cougar Town”),  Michael Biehn (The Terminator) and Rutger Hauer (“True Blood,” Blade Runner »

- Movie Geeks

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Team 'Boyhood' parties into the night as Oscar voting draws to a close

8 January 2015 1:10 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Los Angeles — With the deadline for voting looming and with phase two of the Oscar season — where Academy-targeted events have been disallowed — on the horizon, the "Boyhood" crew celebrated the film's DVD/Blu-ray release Wednesday night at a swanky Chateau Marmont soiree. Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane, among others, worked the room at the outdoor party — which was hosted by Diane Keaton, Frank Marshall, Jack Black, Julie Delpy, Jon Hamm and Sean Daniel — over a four-hour stretch. Champagne flowed, smoked salmon was passed around on little cucumber slices, the usual, as a bevy of rank-and-file Academy members mingled about. And it's a nice bit of timing. With Oscar campaign hands being tied for phase two as noted, an event like this is about as close to the cut-off as you can get. Today is the last day of voting for nominations. I ended up finding an »

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