‘Ben-Hur’ New Video: Jack Huston Explains the Story

Ben Hur Toby Kebbell and Jack Huston
Toby Kebbell plays Messala Severus and Jack Huston plays Judah Ben-Hur in ‘Ben-Hur’ (Photo credit: Philippe Antonello © 2016 Paramount Pictures)

Paramount Pictures and MGM’s latest featurette from the action drama Ben-Hur features the film’s stars Jack Huston and Morgan Freeman discussing the relationship between brothers Judah and Messala. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) and based on the classic novel by Lew Wallace, the cast also includes Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, and Rodrigo Santoro. Ben-Hur will open in theaters on August 19, 2016.

The Plot: 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.

Watch the Ben-Hur featurette: