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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and disturbing images

BEN-HUR

Brother Against Brother. Slave Against Empire.

Bursting with action—including a new chariot race for the ages—and elevated by Christian themes of justice, liberty and radical forgiveness, Ben-Hur tells the classic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Mark Burnett, Roma Downey, Keith Clarke, John Ridley, and Jason Brown
PRODUCED BY Sean Daniel, Joni Levin, and Duncan Henderson
SCREENPLAY BY Keith Clarke & John Ridley
DIRECTED BY Timur Bekmambetov
STARRING Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer, Sofia Black D’Elia, and Morgan Freeman

A Timeless Tale: Behind the Making of <em>Ben-Hur</em>

A Timeless Tale: Behind the Making of Ben-Hur

"Even though the setting and the circumstances are thousands of years old, the characters' emotions and actions are relatable and have a modern, universal resonance," says director Timur Bekmambetov.

Praying with Ben-Hur: A Q&A with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

Praying with Ben-Hur: A Q&A with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett

Ben-Hur Executive Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett tell us how prayer was woven into the fabric of this film.

Big Sandals to Fill: Casting <em>Ben-Hur</em>

Big Sandals to Fill: Casting Ben-Hur

"Casting Ben-Hur was as epic an undertaking as making the movie," says producer Sean Daniel. "We searched all over the world."

Studio Asked Him to Direct the New

Studio Asked Him to Direct the New "BEN-HUR" Film and He Said 'No Way' Unless...

Director Timur Bekmambetov only took the job after he was certain he could implement his vision for spotlighting a different theme from the 1880 novel.

What People Are Saying!

What People Are Saying!

"Riveting entertainment and deep spirituality at the same time—Mark and Roma have done it again!" ~Joshua Dubois, Founder & CEO, Values Partnerships

An Equestrian Epic: Shooting the Chariot Scene

An Equestrian Epic: Shooting the Chariot Scene

"The sheer strength of the horses is incredible," says actor Jack Huston. "You don't just coast around a corner, you skid in that sand. It's one of the most exhilarating adrenaline rushes I've ever experienced in my life."

Ben-Hur Faith Discussion Guide

Ben-Hur Faith Discussion Guide

Dive deeper into the themes of Ben-Hur with members of your church, school, community, and others.

WATCH: Faith Leaders on Ben-Hur

WATCH: Faith Leaders on Ben-Hur

Watch commentaries on the film from your favorite faith leaders, including Rick Warren, Erwin McManus and Sr. Rose Pacatte.

More Faith Resources for Ben-Hur

More Faith Resources for Ben-Hur

Visit the special faith resources website for Ben-Hur here!

BEN-HUR Website

BEN-HUR Website

Visit the official site of the new film here.

Ben-Hur Roundtable: Join the Conversation!

Give Ben-Hur a Chance: Watch It With Your Heart and Imagination

Give Ben-Hur a Chance: Watch It With Your Heart and Imagination

Deborah Arca

The more I've thought about it, the more I think it has something to do with me watching it not as a film critic, but as one ready to receive a spiritual experience from the heart.

3 Questions About

3 Questions About "Ben-Hur"

Kate O'Hare

I'm not qualified to give it a detailed review (especially since some of the chariot-race sequences weren't entirely complete), but I do have three key questions, and three answers.

"Ben-Hur" News Round-Up: The Premieres Have Begun!

Peter T. Chattaway

Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-themed news items.

A Brave New

A Brave New "Ben-Hur" Charges Into Theaters August 19th

Deborah Arca

After watching Heston's Ben-Hur, I was even more eager to see how a modern take on this film would play.

Ben-Hur's Secret Weapon: Forgiveness

Ben-Hur's Secret Weapon: Forgiveness

When Ben-Hur opens on August 19, moviegoers will see not only a new version of a beloved classic, but also a unique kind of summer action movie, one with a powerful message of forgiveness and laying down arms.

"Ben-Hur" News Round-Up: Lew Wallace's Novel Has Been "Modernized"

Peter T. Chattaway

Another week, another round-up of Ben-Hur-related news items.

Expanding Esther's Role: Ben-Hur's Love Interest Highlight­ed in Remake

Expanding Esther's Role: Ben-Hur's Love Interest Highlight­ed in Remake

DeWayne Hamby

Nazanin Boniadi, who plays Esther with confidence and grace, recently spoke about the part the character plays in Judah’s journey.

Check Out What Rick Warren Is Saying About Ben-Hur

Check Out What Rick Warren Is Saying About Ben-Hur

Bart Gingerich

Pastor Rick Warren really digs the new Ben Hur movie. And he's not the only one.

BEN-HUR Featured Clips

BEN-HUR (2016) | for KING & COUNTRY | "Ceasefire" Music Video
BEN-HUR (2016) | for KING & COUNTRY | "Ceasefire" Music Video
A Message From Mark & Roma
Cease Fire

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