Ben-Hur - official synopsis
BEN-HUR is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.
Ben-Hur is directed by Timur Bekmambetov, the Russian film maker best known for the Vampire films NIGHT WATCH and DAY WATCH. Based on Wallace's novel, the screenplay was written by 12 YEARS A SLAVE scribe John Ridley and Keith R. Clarke.