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Jack Huston to Star in "Ben-Hur" Remake

Posted: September 17th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Jack Huston to Star in "Ben-Hur" RemakeSubmit Comment
MGM and Paramount Pictures have announced that Jack Huston (American Hustle, "Boardwalk Empire") will play the title role in the upcoming "Ben-Hur" remake, which already has Morgan Freeman on board as Ildarin, who teaches Ben-Hur how to race chariots.

The new movie will once again be based on the 1880 Lew Wallace novel that outsold every book (outside of the Bible) until it was eventually beaten by "Gone With the Wind." It's adapted for the big screen by Keith Clarke (The Way Back) and John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).

"Ben-Hur" will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and is expected to begin filming in Europe next year. It's set to hit theaters on February 26th, 2016.

Source: THR


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Minkοwski writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 6:44:42 AM

Don't care.
Minkοwski writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 6:48:09 AM

No really, why the f*ck are they making this sh*t? Does ANYONE alive today give a f*ck about the mythical Ben Hur? Didn't think so.
Avirex writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 6:49:02 AM

He's a member of the Rothschild clan. Which means he legitimately earned all his acting roles because of his glorious talent.
boogiel writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 6:53:46 AM

Who?? Never heard of him. But if I have to take a guess, he's jewish or at least he looks Jewish. Also, they should replace Morgan Freeman with arab actor.
Papillon writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 7:50:47 AM

Jack Huston was Great in Boardwalk Empire!

He's more English with a very rich ancestry:


Son of Walter Anthony Tony Huston and Lady Margot Lavinia Cholmondeley.

Nephew of Anjelica Huston and Danny Huston.

Grandson of John Huston.

Great-grandson of Walter Huston.

Brother of Laura Huston and Matthew Huston.

"Unlike his famous paternal family, Jack Huston was born and raised in England, and naturally speaks with an English accent. On Jack's American father's side of the family, he is from Hollywood royalty, and on Jack's mother's side, he is a descendant of British aristocracy. Jack's paternal grandfather was of English, Scottish, Northern Irish, and very remote Portuguese, ancestry, and Jack's paternal grandmother was of Italian descent. Jack's maternal grandfather was Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley. Through the Marquess's father, George Cholmondeley, 5th Marquess of Cholmondeley, Jack is a descendant of Robert Walpole, the first Prime Minister of England (in the 1700s). The 6th Marquess's mother, Jack's great-grandmother Sybil Sassoon, was of Ashkenazi Jewish and Iraqi-Indian Jewish descent, and through her, Jack is a descendant of David Sassoon, the treasurer of Baghdad between 1817 and 1829, and of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who founded the Rothschild banking dynasty. Jack's maternal grandmother, Lavinia Margaret (Leslie), was of British background."
Avirex writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 7:55:07 AM

Long way of saying he's some filthy rich person's over-privileged relative^^^^
Papillon writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 7:59:00 AM

^ ^ Perhaps but at least he can act IMO.
Avirex writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 8:02:36 AM

True. Along with Danny Huston. The best acting classes money can buy I guess. Maybe Channing sh*tum should have been a member of that family too so he'd know how to express human emotion.
Papillon writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 8:08:55 AM

At least he's not motivated for his perks but more for the passion of acting I think.
BJsforeveryone writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 9:03:00 AM

He was alright in Shrink, while Kevin Spacey totally owned that movie !
Quite recommendable !!
Sleuth1989 writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 11:56:13 AM

He stole the show in Boardwalk Empire and I was also in Outlander as basically the opposite character. He was very confident. The fact he was in American Hustle makes me want to watch the movie just to see him because he has shown a real ability. I heard he was also up for Doctor Strange as well.
Sleuth1989 writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 11:57:12 AM

he was also in Outlander*
Papillon writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 12:44:23 PM

@Sleuth

To be honest I don't even remember him in American Hustle (not that I encourage you for the obvious reason) but you're right he did stole the stole the show in Boardwalk Empire for playing a mutilated veteran.
Papillon writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 12:45:10 PM

*encouraging to watch the film again*
Sleuth1989 writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 5:01:10 PM

@Bullitt
That's because he was Jlaw's lover I believe and he was probably unrecognizable because he wasn't wearing his rubber mask from Boardwalk.
Max Rockatansky Junior writes:
on September 17th, 2014 at 8:04:49 PM

"Ben-Hur" will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov i.e. Expect a lot of slo-mo and physics-based action
jafinbham writes:
on September 18th, 2014 at 6:40:03 AM

Although it is tempting to see how the brilliant director of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will ruin Ben Hur; I'm not going anywhere near anything that has an association with the Rothchilds. They are straight up evil f*cks that eventually led to someone saying, "let's just put the whole f*cking race of em' into giant ovens." And everyone around him heard his plan and said, "ok, sure, yeah, f*ck em."

I work with a conspiracy theory guy who just goes on epic rants about the Rothchilds and the evils of fractional reserve banking. Can't wait to tell him this to hear how Ben Hur is obviously propaganda to distract from the fact that 9/11 was an inside job perpetrated by the Zionist Jews and their Mossad to detract the US even further from the gold standard. I blame myself actually. Pretty sure I was the guy that told him to 'google Ron Paul.'
DaveThePhotoGuy writes:
on September 21st, 2014 at 2:24:37 AM

I am ok with this..Jack Huston is a good actor.

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