New ‘Ben-Hur’ Trailer: Now We Cut To The Chase


Paramount and MGM have released a third trailer for their remake of the epic Ben-Hur, with the focus squarely on Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) and his adoptive brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), including their showdown in the chariot arena that does look good (and in 3D too) with Timur Bekmambetov directing the action. The logline says Judah returns to seek revenge but finds redemption, but the former might be the fun part.

Judah, of course, has reason to be peeved: The Jewish prince was falsely accused of treason by Messala, an officer in the Roman army that is occupying Jerusalem. Forced into slavery on a Roman ship, he works his way back to his homeland. Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer co-star along with Rodrigo Santoro as Jesus.

After a couple of release-date moves, the pic that will be a major faith-based play is due in theaters August 19. Check out the new trailer above.

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