Ben-Hur is among the classic movies that every generation apparently loves to reimagine. Based on Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace, the latest film adaptation stars Jack Huston as Ben-Hur as well as Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, and Nazanin Boniadi in various supporting roles. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov with a screenplay written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley, the 2016 film is the fourth movie adaptation after two silent movies in 1907 and 1925 and the 1959 Academy Award winner.
Judah Ben-Hur (Huston), a nobleman born to privilege, endures years of slavery under the ruthless Roman regime after he was falsely accused of an assassination attempt, a treason in those times. His anger at such false witness is aggravated by his former relationship with his accuser – his close childhood friend and adoptive brother, Messala (Kebbell). His opportunity for revenge, perhaps to vindicate his name, comes in the form of a grand chariot race, which may well result in his death, too.
But Ben-Hur’s life is forever changed when he encounters Jesus of Nazareth, the so-called Messiah. Will he pursue his plans of revenge and what impact does Jesus have on him? Find out the answers by watching Ben-Hur on Putlocker now!