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'Ben-Hur' Remake Begins Shooting in Rome

2 February 2015 11:34 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur starring Jack Huston (American Hustle) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (Homeland) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and written by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), the film is based on Lew Wallace's epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (The Mummy franchise), Mark Burnett (Son of God), Joni Levin (The Way Back) and Duncan Henderson (Master and Commander: The Far Side Of The World).

Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (The Bible), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. Ben-Hur also »

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Principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur and Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”)

2 February 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ. The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back”) and Duncan Henderson (“Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World”). Serving as executive producers are Roma Downey (“The Bible”), Keith Clarke, John Ridley and Jason Brown. Filming will take place in Rome and Matera, Italy with the film set for release February 26, 2016. “Ben-hur” also »

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Photography Begins on Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-hur

2 February 2015 10:24 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ben-hur is returning to the big screen!

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Ben-hur starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, Toby Kebbell (“Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes”) as Messala and Nazanin Boniadi (“Homeland”) as Esther.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”) and written by Keith Clarke (“The Way Back”) and John Ridley (“12 Years A Slave”), the film is based on Lew Wallace’s epic novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ.

The epic 1959 film was directed by William Wyler and starred Charlton HestonJack Hawkins, Stephen BoydHaya Harareet, Sam Jaffe and Hugh Griffith. It won 11 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. The magnificent score is by composer Miklós Rózsa.

Watch the trailer Here.

The producers are Sean Daniel (“The Mummy” franchise), Mark Burnett (“Son Of God”), Joni Levin (“The Way Back »

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Cameras Begin Rolling on the Ben-Hur Remake in Italy

2 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

If you were looking forward to seeing an updated version of the classic Ben-Hur story on the big screen, then you'll be happy to hear that principal photography has officially started on the epic, with a more full cast last revealed as well.  Come inside to see. 

I'm honestly not sure what to think about a Ben-Hur remake.  Done correctly, it could be pretty cool and a great way to introduce a new generation to this story.  It also has a good chance of sucking, but that's the risk you take with any remake.  Either way, I tend to hold off judgement until I've seen footage, which we've just taken a big step towards seeing as filming has officially started: 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., announced today that principal photography has begun on “Ben-hur” starring Jack Huston (“American Hustle”) as Judah Ben-Hur, Morgan Freeman (“The Shawshank Redemption”) as Ilderim, »

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