‘Ben-Hur’ New Video: Chariot Race Featurette

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

Paramount Pictures released a new behind-the-scenes video from Ben-Hur spotlighting the chariot race in the 2016 version of the classic story. Director Timur Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) compares the chariot race to NASCAR and reveals the action scene was done without the use of CG. The clip also features Jack Huston and Toby Kebbell discussing the scene. Heading to theaters on August 19, 2016, Ben-Hur also stars Nazanin Boniadi, Morgan Freeman, and Rodrigo Santoro.

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.

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