Development, Ben-Hur

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Exclusive: Screenwriter John Ridley on Why the Ben-Hur Remake Will Be Different

comingsoon.net – ComingSoon.net asks Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley about the planned Ben-Hur remake that he was brought on to do rewrites on after his win for 12 Years a Slave earlier this year. You can look for the rest of the interview, talking about his new movie Jimi: All Is By My Side later this week. 5 years 11 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Morgan Freeman Joins Ben-Hur As chariot racing tutor IldarinWe do not know who will anchor the new Ben-Hur as of yet – though Tom Hiddleston is chief among those who have been rumoured – but one cast member at least is in place. Morgan Freeman has officially signed on to the film.Taken once again from Lew Wallace’s 1880 novel, the new version will chronicle more of the younger days of Judah Ben-Hur and Messala, best friends growing up in Jerusalem before the Roman Empire takes over.

Tom Hiddleston Wanted For Ben-Hur He could be part of the new toga partyWith Timur Bekmambetov in place to direct, John Ridley figuring out the latest script draft and a 2016 release date racing towards MGM and Paramount like a runaway chariot, it appears the team behind the new Ben-Hur adaptation have a leading man in mind for the remake. Their choice? Tom Hiddleston.Before you start writing your Hur-ddleston fan fiction and dreaming up costume concepts, pull back on the reins.

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Jesus Whisperers Mark Burnett And Roma Downey Board MGM/Paramount’s ‘Ben-Hur’

deadline.com – BREAKING: After scoring huge ratings with the miniseries The Bible and carving out a second theatrical hit with the same footage in Son Of God, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures’ Ben-Hur. Deadline has long been telling you about this ambitious new adaptation of the Lew Wallace 1880 novel Ben-Hur: 5 years 33 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Join ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake at MGM and Paramount

thewrap.com – Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are becoming Hollywood's official ambassador's to the religious community. MGM and Paramount announced on Friday that the husband-wife team, who spearheaded the massively successful History Channel mini-series “The Bible,” have joined the studios’ remake of the classic “Ben-Hur,” and will serve as executive producers. The announcement put out by the studios tells all there is to know about the importance of Burnett and Downey's involvement. 5 years 33 weeks ago via brucelee
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Ben-Hur

Remake of Ben-Hur that will focus more on the relationship between Ben-Hur and Messala.
Timur Bekmambetov
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