Remake of Ben-Hur Filming Begins and Cast Revealed

timur-bekmambetovWe are all familiar with remakes of the classics and now director Timur Bekmambetov is taking on the challenge with his upcoming adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. The classic was adapted in 1959 by director William Wyler and starring Charlton Heston in the title role.

MGM and Paramount Pictures have announced that principal photography has begun on Ben-Hur and like the original movie filming will take place in Italy: specifically in Rome and Matera. MGM has also revealed the finalised list of cast members.

Ben-Hur will arrive in cinemas 19th February 2016 in the UK.

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